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  • How your staff’s status affects your EL insurance

    As an owner or manager, you have a responsibility to provide your employees with a safe working environment. If you fail to do so, it could result in a current or even former employee filing a claim against you. A successful claim can be costly—not just financially—but also to your organisation’s reputation. To protect yourself The post How your staff’s status affects your EL insurance appeared fi...

A-Plan Insurance

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Generated 3 days ago

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  • Why you should place your life insurance policy in trust

    One of the main aims of future planning is to ensure financial security for your family and beneficiaries in case of your death. Life insurance is an ideal way to do this. Losing a partner or parent is one of the most harrowing experiences in life but fighting for a life assurance payout at the The post Why you should place your life insurance policy in trust appeared first on The A-Plan Blog.

A-Plan Insurance

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Generated 1 week ago

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  • Why are motor insurance premiums rising?

    Whilst insurers are experiencing increasing levels of claims frequency and cost (especially for bodily injury and vehicle repair costs), there have been two major changes that are having an impact: The first is Insurance Premium Tax. This is a Tax levied by the Government on most insurance products.  Since November 2015, this has increased from The post Why are motor insurance premiums rising? app...

A-Plan Insurance

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Generated 1 week ago

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  • Cyber attacks and malware threaten all businesses

    Cyber attacks aren’t going away. Email will continue to be the main distribution method and social engineering practices (tricking users) will continue to evolve. With data breaches becoming more common and high profile, there is a need for increased diligence from directors concerning cyber security, to prevent claims arising Directors in the US are potentially The post Cyber attacks and malware ...

A-Plan Insurance

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Generated 1 week ago

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  • Taking a caravan or motorhome to Europe

    The sun is shining and it really feels like spring is coming! Caravan and motorhome owners are turning their thoughts to getting ready for the touring season. Why not broaden your horizons a bit further this year? Travelling to Europe with your caravan or motorhome can be a great idea for you and your family The post Taking a caravan or motorhome to Europe appeared first on The A-Plan Blog.

A-Plan Insurance

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Generated 1 week ago

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  • Taxi insurance – why you need bespoke cover

    No matter what type of hire your taxi business provides, insurers usually offer the same four covers, listed below, that are available to other commercial motor clients: Act only cover is so named because it provides the minimum level of cover to satisfy the Road Traffic Act, insuring third party liability arising from the use The post Taxi insurance – why you need bespoke cover appeared first on ...

A-Plan Insurance

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Generated 1 week ago

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  • Introducing: Urban Automotive – modifier, customiser and creator of the Urban Truck

      If you haven’t heard of Urban Automotive before, let me fill you in… This unique automotive dealer started just three years ago from a double garage at home and within that time has progressed into the impressive establishment it is today. The goal is to deliver distinctive modifications that are not only cost effective, The post Introducing: Urban Automotive – modifier, customiser and creator o...

A-Plan Insurance

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Generated 1 week ago

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  • How to sell your home

    Spring is often thought of as the best time to sell your home. If you are currently looking to sell, have just put your home on the market or struggling to get viewings, we’ve put together some tips to help you make your home look its best. You may have heard of the term “home The post How to sell your home appeared first on The A-Plan Blog.

A-Plan Insurance

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 week ago

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  • UK Companies Top 3 Risks in 2017

    Each year brings with it a collection of challenges for businesses to overcome, and 2017 is no different. According to a recent industry survey, the following three risks are the most significant that UK companies of all sizes will be confronted with this year: Cyber incidents: Cyber incidents once again are the top risk facing The post UK Companies Top 3 Risks in 2017 appeared first on The A-Plan...

A-Plan Insurance

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 week ago

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  • Driving Tests Changing in 2017

    Driving tests are changing After a consultation and trials across the country last year, the practical driving test is set to change later this year. There are several changes which take into account new technology and more realistic driving scenarios and manoeuvres, with particular attention being paid to driving in rural areas. The main changes The post Driving Tests Changing in 2017 appeared fi...

A-Plan Insurance

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Generated 1 week ago

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  • Moving your business and moving your business energy

    When moving your business premises, sorting out your energy is unlikely to be a top priority. With contracts, agents and the day-to-day running of your business to think about, gas and electricity can easily be overlooked. But it doesn’t have to be a massive task – having some simple bits of information to hand can The post Moving your business and moving your business energy appeared first on The...

A-Plan Insurance

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Generated 1 week ago

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  • What’s in a house name? An Englishman’s home is his castle.

    House naming started many years ago with the wealthy naming their homes with grand titles such as Hall, Manor, Castle and Lodge, according to ancestry, location, and family titles: Norfolk House (Duke of), Belvoir Castle (overlooking the Belvoir Valley); Castle Droge (named after a 13th ancestor) etc. Gradually, over the years, the wider population began The post What’s in a house name? An English...

A-Plan Insurance

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 week ago

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  • Working from home and running your own business: things to consider

    Starting your own business gives you plenty to think about, including where to run it from. You’ve got to find the right space, budget for rent, and maintain overheads before you can even think about the day job. It’s unsurprising, then, that more and more start-ups are looking at working from home as an alternative. The post Working from home and running your own business: things to consider appe...

A-Plan Insurance

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Generated 1 week ago

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  • Tradesman Insurance – an explanation of the cover you need

    As a tradesman, you belong to a group of skilled workers such as builders, plumbers, electricians, carpenters, roofers and more. Because the definition of tradesmen is so broad, it can be difficult to know what insurance you need. The following provides an overview of the 3 main types of tradesman insurance that you may need, The post Tradesman Insurance – an explanation of the cover you need appe...

A-Plan Insurance

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • Speeding fines to rise in April 2017 – what to be aware of

    Speeding fines for the most serious cases in England and Wales will rise by up to 50% after a review of sentencing guidelines for magistrates’ courts. A driver caught doing 41mph in a 20mph zone, or 101mph on a motorway, could be fined 150% of their weekly income. The Sentencing Council said it wanted to The post Speeding fines to rise in April 2017 – what to be aware of appeared first on The A-Pl...

A-Plan Insurance

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • Car club of the month – Westfield Sports Car Club

    In the first of a series we’ll be running throughout 2017, A-Plan Specialist are highlighting some of the car clubs that have been making waves in their specialist areas – kicking things off with the kit car scene A-Plan Specialist are delighted to support the Westfield Sports Car Club. The Westfield Sports Car Club has The post Car club of the month – Westfield Sports Car Club appeared first on T...

A-Plan Insurance

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • Website issues – A-Plan branch contact details

    We are currently experiencing issues with our main website. Please find below contact details for your nearest branch. We hope to have the website up and running shortly. The post Website issues – A-Plan branch contact details appeared first on The A-Plan Blog.

A-Plan Insurance

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

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  • Best places to see bluebells in spring 2017

    Did you know that the bluebell was voted as Britain’s favourite flower? Here we list some of the best places to see bluebells in spring 2017 We are lucky in this country to have access to some wonderful woodlands where you can see bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) in full bloom in the wild. Around half of The post Best places to see bluebells in spring 2017 appeared first on The A-Plan Blog.

  • Vehicle tax is changing!

    From 1st April 2017, vehicle tax for newly registered vehicles is changing in the UK. Generally, most cars will cost more to tax than they did previously, leaving only cheaper electric cars with tax-free status. The car tax changes were set in motion by former Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osbourne, as a response to falling CO2 The post Vehicle tax is changing! appeared first on The A-Plan B...

A-Plan Insurance

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

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  • New £1 coin arriving soon – are you ready?

    The new £1 coin will enter circulation in the UK on 28th March – is your business ready?   The current £1 coin is being replaced for the first time in over thirty years because of its vulnerability to sophisticated counterfeiters. Approximately one in thirty £1 coins in circulation is a counterfeit. All businesses which handle cash The post New £1 coin arriving soon – are you ready? appeared first...

A-Plan Insurance

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

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  • How to get insurance if you own a new-build home

    If you are moving into a new-build home, it can often be a struggle to get motor or home insurance because the postcode is not yet recognised by insurers. It is a source of frustration for many owners of new-build homes and this can remain an issue even after the Royal Mail has recognised the postcode of the housing The post How to get insurance if you own a new-build home appeared first on The A-...

A-Plan Insurance

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

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  • Motor Trade: what’s in store for 2017?

    Start your 2017 off right by getting a glimpse of the year ahead for the motor trade industry. Various motor trade experts and industry research have identified several key trends that will affect your business both positively and negatively in 2017. To prepare your business, review this forecast of the 2017 trends predicted to impact The post Motor Trade: what’s in store for 2017? appeared first ...

A-Plan Insurance

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

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  • Infographic: Don’t under-insure your home contents

    The post Infographic: Don’t under-insure your home contents appeared first on The A-Plan Blog.

  • Buying a used caravan – our top tips

    Buying a used caravan can be a daunting undertaking. In this blog, we take you through some tips on buying a used tourer – helping you make the right choices. Set a budget You don’t need to spend a huge amount of cash to buy a used caravan. Although a larger budget may buy you more mod cons, and a newer model, you The post Buying a used caravan – our top tips appeared first on The A-Plan Blog.

  • New Report Shows Extent of SME Underinsurance

    New research by insurer RSA highlights the alarming extent of SME underinsurance and the serious disconnect between SMEs’ understanding of emerging risks and the actions they are taking to protect themselves. The problem is not that SMEs deny the threat posed by emerging risks—it’s that they neglect to update their insurance cover to protect against The post New Report Shows Extent of SME Underins...

  • NEW YEAR QUIZ!

    The post NEW YEAR QUIZ! appeared first on The A-Plan Blog.

  • Christmas Opening Hours

    Our opening hours during the Christmas and New Year period are: 24 December – 8:30 am – 12.00 pm 25 – 27 December – branches closed 28 – 30 December – 8.30 am – 5.00 pm 31 December – 8:30 am – 12.00 pm 01 – 02 January – branches closed 03 January – branches The post Christmas Opening Hours appeared first on The A-Plan Blog.

  • Things to do with the family over the festive break

    There will undoubtedly be a moment over the holidays when everyone starts to get restless and bored. It is worth having something in mind to keep the family occupied. Here we’ve put together our top 10 ideas of activities: 1. Ice skating Take a spin around one of the UK’s ice skating rinks. Somerset House The post Things to do with the family over the festive break appeared first on The A-Plan Blo...

  • Directors: responsibilities & liabilities

    In today’s business climate of corporate transparency and accountability, an organisation’s officers and directors face a myriad of employment-related exposures. Claims can come from many sources, employees, regulators, shareholders, creditors, customers, etc. Ever-changing regulations, increased employee awareness of employment rights as well as the rise of shareholder activism means directors ar...

  • Keep your pipes from freezing & avoid a claim

    Claim for burst pipe damage The average claim for burst pipe damage is between £6,500 and £7,500, according to the Association of British Insurers. Generally, pipes that are exposed to outdoor temperatures and pipes that run along exterior walls with minimal lagging tend to freeze more easily. December has been mild so far, but the The post Keep your pipes from freezing & avoid a claim appeare...

  • Small Business Owners – Top 10 Insurance Tips (Part 2)

    Following on from last week, here is the 2nd article in our series detailing the top 10 threats facing small business owners: Managing Electronic Data and Computer Resources Small businesses often lack a formal IT department or even rudimentary internet security measures, which leaves them vulnerable to unscrupulous cybercriminals searching for an easy target. With The post Small Business Owners –...

  • Winter car checks we can all perform

    1. Headlights – don’t be a “One eyed monster” Are they working properly? Do any bulbs need replacing? Are you sure?! It is dark morning and night at this time of year and you might face freezing fog as well, so you need to keep an eye on your fog lights too. Even in the The post Winter car checks we can all perform appeared first on The A-Plan Blog.

A-Plan Insurance

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 months ago

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  • Small businesses could face new tax fines

    HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are considering proposals that may lead to a tripling in fines for small businesses that fail to pay their taxes on time. It could result in the introduction of a sliding scale fine system, increasing the maximum penalty from five per cent of outstanding tax bills to as much as 15 per The post Small businesses could face new tax fines appeared first on The A-Plan Blog...

  • Protect your holiday home in winter

    As the holiday season comes to an end, prudent holiday homeowners should be preparing their second homes for the winter. Make sure you think about the following: Maintenance Tasks • Turn off the utilities: Turn off the water and gas, and unplug all electronic devices. If your home has an electric heater, set the temperature to at The post Protect your holiday home in winter appeared first on The A...

  • 5 ways the Charities Act may affect your charity

    The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 was given Royal Assent, and therefore became law, in March of this year. Its provisions are being enforced through a three-phase process, with the first beginning in June of this year and the other two phases occurring in October 2016 and April 2017. As this gets underway, here are five The post 5 ways the Charities Act may affect your char...

A-Plan Insurance

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

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  • Achievement Award for Carl Shuker

    We would like to congratulate our CEO, Carl Shuker, who was heralded for his career in broking at the UK Broker Awards, last Friday. This special award is presented each year to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the success, image or operation of the UK general insurance broking industry. Carl was The post Achievement Award for Carl Shuker appeared first on The A-Plan Blog.

  • Going to university – what you need to know

    Freshers’ week is in full swing in universities all over the country and undoubtedly serious matters are far from students’ minds. However, without scaremongering too much, figures suggest that one in three students will be a victim of crime at some point during their college or university careers (NUS study). Here are some tips to The post Going to university – what you need to know appeared firs...

  • Save money on your van insurance

    Motor insurance premiums have continued to rise this year. A recent study by Consumer Intelligence shows that the average van insurance policy now costs £954, with best buy prices having risen by 9.7% in the year to April. Although van insurance premiums are rising at a slower rate than car insurance, drivers will still typically The post Save money on your van insurance appeared first on The A-Pl...

A-Plan Insurance

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

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  • Rio Paralympics Competition Terms and Conditions

    For the chance to win a “Picnic Celebration Hamper” from The British Hamper Company, you need to like the A-Plan Insurance Facebook page and comment on the competition post with your best guess of the final total number of medals that you think will be won by the Paralympics GB Team at the Rio Paralympics The The post Rio Paralympics Competition Terms and Conditions appeared first on The A-Plan Bl...

  • Get involved in gas safety week

    Gas Safety Week will take place from 19th to 25th September and is intended to help raise awareness about the dangers of carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is an odourless, tasteless and colourless gas that sends about 4,000 Britons to A&E, 200 to hospital, and causes 50 deaths annually, according to government statistics. Regardless of your The post Get involved in gas safety week appeared first on...

A-Plan Insurance

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

A-Plan Insurance

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