A-Plan Blog

04 Dec

Prevent Frozen Pipes this Winter

Frozen pipes are the biggest reason for escape of water claims in the winter. According to the Association of British Insurers (ABI), the insurance industry pays out £2.5m every day to customers for escape of water home insurance claims. Some steps you can take to minimise the chances of an incident happening this winter are outlined below in our infographic: If

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02 Dec

Life Insurance – under the spotlight

Could your life insurance cost you less than you think? What is a Life Insurance policy? Quite simply, it pays out a tax-free cash lump sum to your loved ones should you pass away. It can provide peace of mind that your family will be financially safe if the worst should happen. The money can

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27 Nov

The UK’s top driving fear: other drivers

Top driving fear What’s the thing you’re most concerned about when you get behind the wheel? Breaking down, perhaps? Running out of fuel? Hitting a pothole? According to new research by the RAC, the UK’s top driving fear: other drivers. The RAC’s Report on Motoring found bad driving behaviour by fellow motorists is the thing

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tool theft man ith tool belt
19 Nov

Tool theft on the rise.

Tool theft on the rise as the nights draw in When the clocks change, the long winter evenings bring plenty of cosy nights at home. Unfortunately the darker evenings see a big rise in tool theft from cars and vans. This heavily contributes to a general increase in tool theft that’s seen the average cost

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L-Plates
13 Nov

L-Plates: what are the rules?

Do you know the rules? We’re all familiar with the red ‘L’-plates that signify a learner driver. Do you know about the rules for displaying them? What about ‘P’-plates? Here are the dos and don’ts of displaying L-plates when you’re learning to drive. L-Plates and when to use them As you probably already know, the

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listed building in Mayfair
06 Nov

Listed Buildings: Here’s what you need to know

If your home is a listed building. If you’re someone who’s drawn to interesting or unusual architecture, you might find yourself thinking of buying a listed building. The idea of listing is to preserve them for future generations, and if you’re lucky enough to be in the position of owning one, there are a few

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05 Nov

Income Protection – under the spotlight

What is an Income Protection policy and is it right for you? An income protection policy provides a monthly payment to help replace a lost income through not being able to work because of an accident, illness and redundancy. The money can be used to help replace part of your wage/salary that would be used

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30 Oct

What to do if your home is burgled

How to cope with theft in the home. It’s the nightmare scenario no home-owner ever wants to find themselves in. But if the worst happens and you’re the victim of theft in the home, what should you do? Keep calm and follow these steps… 1. Call the Police The sooner the Police can get to

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Shoe box appeal
25 Oct

A-Plan supports Samaritan’s Purse Shoe box Appeal 2019

We are proud to be supporting Operation Christmas Child. Operation Christmas Child by Samaritan’s Purse collects shoe boxes—filled with school supplies, hygiene items, and fun toys. Then they deliver these to children in need around the world. A-Plan have teamed up with Samaritan’s Purse, so you can drop-off your filled shoe box at any A-Plan

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22 Oct

New safety measures coming for business vehicles

Road incidents involving your fleet can have a big impact on your business. So are you making the most of the safety technology available to make your business vehicles and their drivers as safe as they can be? A series of safety measures outlined by an EU bill look set to become a standard feature

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