Briefing Papers More ›

The Growth Plan 2022 – BSA Summary

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

BSA – Incoming Prime Minister’s Policy Commitments September 2022

Summary – English Metro-Mayor Manifestos 2021

Following the final announcement of the election results, this reference document is a summary of some of the key measures in the Manifestos of the successful MetroMayor candidates.

Budget Submissions More ›

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.

BSA Letter to Chancellor Ahead of Spring Statement 2022

The BSA has written to the Chancellor ahead of the 2022 Spring Statement.

BSA Submission ahead of Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021

Click here to read the BSA’s submission ahead of this year’s Autumn Budget and Spending Review. Our submission focusses on the following: investment and green recovery; project delivery; supporting business and VCSE organisations; and the levelling up agenda.

Consultation Responses More ›

BSA Submission to Labour’s National Policy Forum 2022

The BSA welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the Labour Party’s National Policy Forum 2022. This contribution has particular relevance to the commissions on public services that work from the start, safe and secure communities, better jobs and better work, and a green and digital future.

BSA Response to Prisons Strategy White Paper

The  BSA welcomes the publication of the Prisons Strategy White Paper and the accompanying consultation. The Strategy reflects significant steps forward in the Government’s efforts to modernise the prison estate by making it resilient, secure, and a stepping-stone to sustainable resettlement.

BSA Response to Consultation on Flexi-Job Apprenticeships

Event write-up More ›

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.

BSA Seminar: Procurement and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

In July 2021 the BSA, in collaboration with the LGBT+ in FM Network and
Trowers & Hamlins LLP, organised a Seminar to discuss client expectations
of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) policies and practice, with
particular reference to the procurement process.

Building Back Better: Learning from Lockdown – Yorkshire

In July 2021 the BSA, in collaboration with CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP, organised the latest regionally-focused online seminar on lessons from the lockdown period for achieving inclusive and sustainable growth in future. The focus of the discussion was on Yorkshire.

Policy Reports More ›

BSA Economic Tracker – Q1/Q2 Report September 2022

The BSA has now published the Q1/Q2 2022 Report from our Economic Tracker.

The BSA Economic Tracker was launched in January 2022 to provide a regular economic overview of the areas impacting the business services sector. In particular, this includes challenges relating to labour supply, the changing costs of goods and services, and supply chain disruption. This report covers the responses gathered through the first six editions of the Tracker.

Thank you to all those who have contributed through the editions covered by this report and please continue to respond to the latest edition here. The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete and members’ participation is strongly encouraged. We continue to use members’ feedback and insights to support our engagement with government stakeholders.

If you have any questions about the Tracker, or the work it is used to support, then please contact

Statement of Best Practice in Partnership Working between larger businesses or VCSE organisations and SMEs

The document looks at ways in which partnership working has been developing and improving in recent years, and why this should continue to happen. It then shares some specific examples of best practice which BSA members have put into effect and which it hopes will be adopted elsewhere.

Summary: Contract catering in the UK

Contract catering is a vital part of the UK’s critical national infrastructure. The sector serves millions of people every day across the UK. This paper looks at the importance of catering across public sector settings, the characteristics of contract catering services, and the typical commercial considerations in each sector.

Press Release More ›

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 .

BSA Comment on Budget 2020

“Investment in infrastructure, research and development is all welcome. Additional Support through the period of the coronavirus is necessary and welcome. Government needs to move swiftly to include procurement reform, ‘the playbook’, into legislation.”