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  • While you’re working abroad for an extended period, the last thing you want to be worrying about is whether your home is safe in your absence. Protecting your home is about more than just locking all the doors and windows and leaving a key with a neighbour so that they can pop in from time The post How to protect your home while you’re working abroad appeared first on The A-Plan Blog.

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  • We ran our first Leadership Conference last week at the Kassam Stadium in Oxford. It was a great day and the Branch Managers will be sharing the key messages and learnings with their teams, if they haven’t already! There were many fantastic questions asked of the Senior Leadership Team on the run up to the The post Leadership Conference – Questions Summary appeared first on The A-Plan Blog.

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  • With the 2018 Football World Cup about to kick off this week, retailers will expect to see a significant rise in sales of TVs ahead of the tournament. A report from ThisIsMoney.co.uk said of TV’s sales around the time of the 2014 World Cup: “Sales of widescreen televisions have boomed at Tesco and John Lewis The post Upgrading your TV – Does your contents insurance fully cover you? appeared first ...

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  • It’s amazing how many different ways cameras are used on the roads these days. They can both get you into trouble and keep you out of it – whether you realise it or not. Let’s take a look at some of the ways in which cameras could help or hinder you behind the wheel. Enforcement The post Cars and cameras: the good and the bad appeared first on The A-Plan Blog.

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  • In 2016-17, the HSE had a 93 per cent conviction rate, with the average penalty costing organisations £126,000. Are your health and safety policies sufficient enough to avoid such a staggering fine? Worse than that, an unsafe working environment can result in injuries to your staff. And, in about 140 cases a year in the The post Average Health and Safety fines rise to £126,000 appeared first on Th...

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  • Where are you jetting off to this year? As the summer approaches, and with it the start of the holiday high season, we’re sharing some stress-free travel tips to help you make the most of your time away. 1. Shop around for the best deal The price of a holiday varies considerably throughout the year, The post 10 tips for stress-free travel appeared first on The A-Plan Blog.

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  • Gardens, balconies, decks…whatever the outdoor space you have, you want to make the most of it during the summer and make it feel like an extension of your home. Here are some quick tips to make the most of your outside space: Bring your favourite things into the garden Style up your garden furniture by The post Bringing the inside outside appeared first on The A-Plan Blog.

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  • We’ve probably all daydreamed about the kind of house we’d buy if we won the Lottery, but for a lucky few, owning a lavishly expensive house is a reality. Today we’re fuelling your wildest dreams by ogling over some of the priciest properties on the market in the UK today. Which would you choose? 1. The post The UK’s most expensive houses appeared first on The A-Plan Blog.

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  • There have been numerous instances over the last 12 months where golf buggies and/or their batteries have been stolen primarily from golf clubs in the UK. In several instances, the golf buggies were stolen whilst the hirer was taking their shot on the course and also numerous instances where large quantities of batteries have been The post Thefts of golf buggies on the rise appeared first on The A...

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  • If you work in the care industry, your job revolves around caring for people who can’t care for themselves. Working as a self-employed carer, you’re a vital lifeline for those in need, but your job isn’t without its risks. It’s essential to have the right insurance in place to ensure you can keep doing what The post What insurance do you need as a carer? appeared first on The A-Plan Blog.

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  • More than ever before, organisations are aware of the potential financial impact of a cyber-attack. Many wrongfully assume that the steep, monetary burden of a cyber-attack (exacerbated by new, higher fines under the GDPR) is exclusively tied to damaged digital assets, lost records, and the price of investigating and reporting a breach. While those expenses The post The overlooked non-financial ri...

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  • “I had a problem I needed to solve, and that problem was who would insure a car built by a grey-haired, old bloke in his garage? I was a member of both the Cobra Club and the North West Kit Car Owners Group (NWKCOG) on social media and I put the question to my fellow The post Testimonial from one of our local, specialist clients appeared first on The A-Plan Blog.

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  • If you’ve lost your driving licence as a result of a serious motoring conviction, you’ll already have had the challenge of living without a car for several months. While you’re probably looking forward to getting back behind the wheel, there’s another aspect to having lost your licence that you might not have considered: getting insurance. The post Getting insurance after a motoring conviction app...

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  • Beginning February 2019, lorries meeting the most recent Euro 6 emissions standards will be eligible for a 10 per cent reduction in the cost of the heavy goods vehicle (HGV) levy. Lorries that don’t meet the latest emissions standards will be expected to pay 20 per cent more in their HGV levy. Currently, the HGV The post Most Efficient Lorries Will Pay Less Tax in 2019 appeared first on The A-Plan...

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  • Did you know that the way you drive can have a big impact on how much fuel your car uses? With fuel prices high at the moment, these 7 tips can help you save money at the pumps as well as helping the environment: 1. Streamline your car Before you set out on any journey, The post 7 tips for driving more fuel efficiently appeared first on The A-Plan Blog.

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  • “I needed to find a policy that catered to a specialist car that had been customised. I knew of A-Plan from them being local and using them in the past, then I saw their post within the ‘Simply Mustangs UK’ group I am a member of on social media and that prompted me to call The post Testimonial from one of our local, specialist clients appeared first on The A-Plan Blog.

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  • Last March, new regulations came into force that allow traffic officers to fine drivers £200 and six penalty points for using a handheld mobile phone while driving. For drivers that have held their licence for less than two years, six points would cause them to automatically lose their licence. Within the first six months, 290 The post Using your mobile when driving – the law appeared first on The...

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  • No more commuting, working the hours you choose and doing something you love: working for yourself is a way of life as well as a job. Nothing beats the freedom of being your own boss, and if it’s something you dream of, here’s how to set yourself up as self-employed. Before you hand in your The post A guide to becoming self-employed appeared first on The A-Plan Blog.

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  • As a sole trader or small business relying on a van (or fleet of vans) for your livelihood, a major decision you’ll need to make is whether to buy a van or lease one. Let’s look at the arguments on each side. Buying a van When you buy a van, the biggest advantage is that The post Van ownership: to lease or to buy? appeared first on The A-Plan Blog.

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  • If your car is over three years old, you’ll already know that it must be taken for an MOT test each year. But what do testers look for during an MOT, and what are the most common reasons for failing one? Read on to find out. What is an MOT? ‘MOT’ stands for ‘Ministry of The post Understanding your car MOT test appeared first on The A-Plan Blog.

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  • Whether you are living in a campervan or travelling in it you are still at risk of being target of thieves or potential safety hazards so it’s good to minimise risk where possible. So here are just a few things you can do to make you feel more safe and secure whilst travelling in your The post Campervan Safety Tips appeared first on The A-Plan Blog.

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  • Many jobs require employees to drive a company vehicle. While most drivers are cautious and attentive, accidents can occur without warning—even if the operator has years of experience. When accidents happen, it can be incredibly costly for employers. What’s more, just one accident can cost employees their job or lead to serious, debilitating injuries. One The post Defensive driving tips that could...

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  • Being a first-time home buyer is one of the most exciting milestones of adult life, but with so many things to consider, it can also be one of the most stressful. That’s why we’ve put together this checklist to help first-time home buyers make the most of the time they spend viewing houses. General As The post First-time home buyers’ checklist appeared first on The A-Plan Blog.

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  • In February, nearly two-thirds of KFCs across the United Kingdom were closed or offered a limited menu after its new distributor failed to deliver enough chicken on time. With no backup plan for how to get more chicken, customers took to social media to vent their frustrations at the fast-food restaurant chain. While KFC tried The post What can you learn from KFC? appeared first on The A-Plan Blog...

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  • With a bewildering array of makes and models, it’s little wonder that many people find the idea of buying a car a little daunting. But with a methodical approach, it needn’t be. Assuming you’ve found a vehicle you’re interested in, use this checklist when you view the car to be sure you’re making the right The post Checklist for Buying a Car appeared first on The A-Plan Blog.

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  •   On 13 March, Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, delivered the Spring Statement 2018 to Parliament. Highlights for Businesses The National Living Wage will rise from £50 to £7.83, and the National Minimum Wage rates will increase as well in April. The government’s plan of increasing the amount of homes by an average of The post Spring Statement 2018 Highlights appeared first on The A-Pl...

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  • Escape of water is one of the most common causes of home insurance claims and can cause a huge inconvenience to tenants and home owners. According to the Association of British Insurers, one in five home insurance claims are as a result of escape of water, with insurers paying out £483 million to help customers in The post Preventing Escape of Water Claims appeared first on The A-Plan Blog.

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  • Accidents do happen, from time to time. Having public liability insurance in place helps set your mind at rest, keeping you covered if a customer or member of the public suffers a loss or injury because of your business. What does public liability insurance cover? A comprehensive public and product liability policy provides cover for The post Public Liability Insurance – Why essential for business...

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