Members’ Area

From receiving expert help and guidance to benchmarking your business’ performance, the Members’ Area is a gateway to resources, services and support specifically developed for those working in the field of design.

Some sections are exclusively accessible to DBA members, connecting you to the extensive range of benefits your membership provides.

DBA membership extends to everyone working within your business – all members of your team can register for their own password – ensuring the whole team benefits.

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Resources

Essential guidance, templates, insight and tools to support you on all aspects of the business of design. From contracts to client opinion, legal updates to exporting support, our resources give you instant access to expert advice and tools to help solve a wide range of business challenges.

If you can’t find the information you’re after please email membership@dba.org.uk or call 020 7251 9229 and we’ll look to source or signpost you to guidance to match your needs. 

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FAQ: Health & Safety and data protection


We’ve compiled a range of frequently asked HR related questions. The questions are based on real life examples but are not actual cases. Answers are provided for guidance only and should not be regarded as an authoritative statement of the law, which can only be made by reference to the particular circumstances which apply.
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FAQ: Family friendly, flexible working, disability and age


We’ve compiled a range of frequently asked HR related questions. The questions are based on real life examples but are not actual cases. Answers are provided for guidance only and should not be regarded as an authoritative statement of the law, which can only be made by reference to the particular circumstances which apply.
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FAQ: Contractual and notice periods


We’ve compiled a range of frequently asked HR related questions. The questions are based on real life examples but are not actual cases. Answers are provided for guidance only and should not be regarded as an authoritative statement of the law, which can only be made by reference to the particular circumstances which apply.
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FAQ: Probationary period


We’ve compiled a range of frequently asked HR related questions. The questions are based on real life examples but are not actual cases. Answers are provided for guidance only and should not be regarded as an authoritative statement of the law, which can only be made by reference to the particular circumstances which apply.
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FAQ: Recruitment


We’ve compiled a range of frequently asked HR related questions. The questions are based on real life examples but are not actual cases. Answers are provided for guidance only and should not be regarded as an authoritative statement of the law, which can only be made by reference to the particular circumstances which apply.
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Formal request for information under TUPE


A detailed rundown of all the information to be requested under TUPE in relation to employment.
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Due diligence information request for TUPE


This checklist should be completed by both parties in the TUPE process as part of due diligence.
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TUPE – further detailed guidance


Further detailed guidance notes to help manage the transfer of undertaking situations under TUPE.
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Transfer of undertakings TUPE guide


This manager / business owner briefing sets out what you need to know about TUPE, how you can ensure you comply with your employer duties and can help you to manage the transfer.
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Redundancy policy example


Redundancy is occasionally inevitable – having a policy in place like this example, will help you set out your business’ approach to dealing with redundancies.