Briefing Papers More ›

Spring Budget 2023 – BSA Summary

The BSA’s summary of the key measures in the Spring Budget affecting the business services sector.

Autumn Statement 2022 – BSA Summary

The BSA’s summary of the key measures in the Autumn Statement affecting the business services sector

The Growth Plan 2022 – BSA Summary

The BSA’s summary of the key announcements in The Growth Plan 2022 affecting the business services sector.

Budget Submissions More ›

BSA Submission ahead of Spring Statement 2023

The BSA has made its submission ahead of Spring Budget 2023. The submission focusses on the following: project delivery; investment and green recovery; supporting businesses and VCSE organisations; and the levelling up agenda.

BSA Submission ahead of Autumn Statement 2022

Market stability is a pre-condition to economic growth, long-term productivity, and competitiveness.
The BSA therefore welcomes the Chancellor’s commitment to restoring this stability which is key to giving markets and business confidence to invest in our economy.

In order to further bolster this confidence, the Autumn Statement must include both well-designed
fiscal targets and a credible plan for meeting them. Beyond this, we would urge the Government to
coordinate with the Bank of England to tackle inflation, in addition to re-affirming its commitment
to Net Zero so as to support a green economic recovery and future growth.

BSA letter to The Rt. Hon. Kwasi Kwarteng M.P. ahead of proposed fiscal event

The BSA has written to the Chancellor ahead of the proposed fiscal event in September 2022.

Consultation Responses More ›

BSA Scotland response to Community Wealth Building consultation

BSA Response – Call for submissions to shape next Defence Command Paper – April2023

BSA Response – Call for submissions to shape next Defence Command Paper – April2023

BSA Submission to Labour’s National Policy Forum 2023

The BSA welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the Labour Party’s National Policy Forum 2023. This submission has particular relevance to the commissions on better jobs and better work, safe and secure communities, and a green and digital future.

Event write-up More ›

Building Back Better: West Midlands

In January 2023 the BSA, in collaboration with Browne Jacobson LLP, organised the latest regionally-focused seminar, which took place in Birmingham, on lessons from the lockdown period for achieving inclusive and sustainable growth in future.

VCSEs and Procurement Seminar

In November 2022, the BSA partnered with BSA member Sharpe Pritchard to discuss the value of VCSEs in procurement and public service delivery.

Summit on the Future of Work and Levelling Up

In March 2022, the BSA partnered with BSA member Barclays to discuss the Future of Work and Levelling Up at a virtual Summit.

Policy Reports More ›

Toolkit: Tackling Modern Slavery in UK Service and Infrastructure Projects Sectors Toolkit

The Toolkit aims to provide businesses of all sizes with a best-practice guide on addressing the risks of modern slavery within these industries, and to implement effective management systems to prevent, detect and report instances of exploitation.

BSA members’ response to guidance from the Infrastructure and Projects Authority on ‘Preparing for PFI Contract Expiry’

BSA Economic Tracker 2022 Report

This report reflects responses gathered through the first twelve editions of the Tracker running January to December 2022.

The BSA Economic Tracker was launched in January 2022 to provide a regular economic overview of the areas impacting the business services sector. It both reflects the importance of BSA members and the business services sector to the UK economy and provides an insight into the key areas affecting the sector. Anonymised monthly reports are passed on to BEIS and other key stakeholders, who have fed back how useful they have found members’ responses. Our anonymised summaries have also been shared with the Minister for Industry’s office and the Permanent Secretary.

The Tracker is refreshed and circulated with BSA members on a monthly basis. Each month, the questions were updated to reflect both members’ feedback and the wider economic landscape.


Press Release More ›

BSA letter to the Prime Minister – 15.5.23

The BSA has written to the Prime Minister, Rt Hon Rishi Sunak M.P., following the announcement of the Coronation Medal to request that this recognition be extended to all support staff who have contributed to the Coronation.

Read the letter in full here.

BSA Response to Gillian Keegan Letter on Apprenticeships

The BSA has responded to the reply from Gillian Keegan, Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, following our proposal on levy funded short courses.

BSA Letter to Rt Hon Michael Gove on coronavirus

The BSA has written to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster regarding coronavirus .