Briefing Papers More ›

Autumn Statement 2023 – BSA Summary

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

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

Budget Submissions More ›

BSA Submission ahead of Autumn Statement 2023

The BSA submission ahead of the Autumn Statement 2023 focuses on those projects and policies which will deliver growth and bolster business confidence. In particular, this submission calls for continued support of, and clarity on proposed government investment in, the UK’s physical, social and digital infrastructure.

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.

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 ›

BSA Net Zero Summit – June 2023

In June 2023, the BSA, in collaboration with Pinsent Masons LLP, organised a Summit updating on Net Zero policies and practice.

Social Value Seminar – March 2023

In March 2023 the BSA, in collaboration with London Councils and Sharpe Pritchard LLP, organised a seminar looking at the application of social value across London.

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.

Policy Reports More ›

Economic Tracker Report Q1 Q2 2023

This report summarises responses gathered through the first six editions of the BSA monthly Economic Tracker survey from January to June 2023 (‘Q1 Q2’). It also reflects changes in the economic landscape and experiences of BSA members since the 2022 report.

BSA Manifesto 2023

The BSA has published its Manifesto 2023.

The Manifesto is a summary of the policy positions which are important to members across the BSA community. It sets out the central policy areas for the business services sector and our proposals for tackling the challenges facing the UK.

Members are encouraged to socialise the Manifesto throughout their networks and thank you to those colleagues who have supported its development.

This is a live document and we will continue to refresh its content on a rolling basis so as to reflect the challenges facing both the sector and the wider economy, as well as the role BSA members that can play in overcoming these.

The Manifesto focuses on three core themes:

1. Inclusive, Innovative, and Sustainable Growth.
2. Achieving more through better Partnering and Procurement.
3. Resilience, Sustainability, and Net Zero.

Throughout the Manifesto, we also highlight the fundamental value and potential that our sector can bring in driving innovation, productivity, and economic growth which is inclusive and sustainable.

EDI in Procurement Guidance Note

A short guidance note on Equity Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) and procurement.

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 .