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BII Knowledge Bank Introduction

BII Member Resources

Included in your BII membership fee is full access to up to the minute help and expert advice both online and through our range of free BII helplines.

Your membership includes:

The BII now has a one stop shop for all your general legal, HR, employment and licensing queries.

This helpline is manned 24-7 by lawyers from leading pub trade legal firm John Gaunt & Partners and you can call as many times as you need, for as long as you need, absolutely free – there are no hidden charges or obligations.

Our licensing support is designed not only to help with any queries you might have about, for example:

  • Filling out Premises Licence applications,
  • Appealing a review,
  • And can also help in an emergency situation when your premises is under threat of closure, or the police attend an incident in the wee small hours and you are not sure of your rights.

Free 24-hour HR support from our specialist team of lawyers – call us anytime and we can help with employment disputes, contract issues, disciplinary and grievance procedures, TUPE obligations, and any other employment or HR issue you might have. We can even check paperwork, and you can call as many times as you need for as long as you need to solve your particular issue.

The general legal helpline is able to provide advice and guidance on a wide range of private and business law issues including:

  • Disputes with contractors
  • Issues relating to pubs using foreign decoders to air Premier league football matches
  • Miss-sold advertising,
  • Road closures,
  • Disputes with your landlord,
  • Health and safety issues or even personal issues like divorce
  • Our licensing support 

Our Free 24-hour HR support from a specialist team of lawyers can be contacted at anytime for help with:

  • Employment disputes,
  • Contract issues,
  • Disciplinary and grievance procedures,
  • TUPE obligations, and any other employment or HR issue you might have,
  • We can even check paperwork, and you can call as many times as you need for as long as you need to solve your particular issue.



As a BII Member you can call on us any time if you have a question or issue with your business and are not sure who to talk to. If our experienced membership team can’t help, they we will put you straight in touch with someone who can.

The experts at Bridgewood provide debt advice and solutions to the licensed trade and have been working with the BII for over five years. If you are experiencing difficulty paying either trade or finance creditors, or have cashflow issues, then Bridgewood will be able to advise you on the options open to you and assist with any solutions you may need. As a BII Member you also get a free full financial health check for your business.

Included in your BII membership is full access to our online document library and bespoke online contract builder service which will create valid employment contracts specially tailored for your business. You can use these services as often as you like completely free of charge - and you can be reassured that all our documents and procedures are kept fully up to date by our team of expert legal advisors so there’s no need to worry about the latest changes to legislation – we have it covered!

Every Monday our members receive our BII INNfocus e-newsletter, giving them all the latest news and advice they need to stay at the top of their game.

Our magazine hits members’ doormats every quarter, packed with expert advice on the latest issues, profiles of successful operators, ideas and tips for growing their business and of course updates from across the BII network.

The BII Knowledge Bank section of this website is accessed by logging in to 'My BII' and provides a searchable bank of business tools & calculators, articles, expert market analysis and checklists written by our expert partners covering all aspects of your business.

BII Members can access free one-to-one coaching and support from one of our network of experienced BII Mentors who can guide them through any issues or plans they might have for their career or business. All our BII Mentors are experts in their field and are only a phone call away.

Now, more than ever is the time to join the only professional body dedicated to supporting people like you.

Join the BII today!

Expert advice, guidance, helplines, mentoring, qualifications and a range of free and discounted business services that you won’t find anywhere else – for less than the price of a pint each week!

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