A-Plan Blog

14 Feb

The problem with driverless cars

Imagine the world of the future, and one of the first technological advances you’ll probably think of is autonomous vehicles, otherwise known as driverless cars. In fact, the future is already here: autonomous vehicles not only exist, but they’re even on the road courtesy of Tesla, who claim that all their vehicles have “full self-driving

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driving at night
07 Feb

Driving other cars: are you insured?

Whatever the reason, there may be times when you need to drive someone else’s car. Perhaps a relative needs dropping off somewhere and they want you to take their car home for them. Maybe a friend has had too much to drink and wants you to drive them home in their car. Or perhaps they’ve

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Green Card
31 Jan

Green Card Guidance for UK Drivers

As there is some uncertainty surrounding the terms of the Brexit deal following the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU), we wanted to share our thoughts on some potential implications for motor insurance when driving abroad. Guidance from the Association of British Insurers and the Motor Insurance Bureau is that drivers should be in

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home contents
28 Jan

Are you covered comfortably for your home contents?

You probably know the value of your house, but do you know the value of what’s inside it? If not, the chances are that your home contents insurance may not provide enough cover should the worst happen. You wouldn’t be alone. Only just over half (57%) of the people we questioned as part of our

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24 Jan

Tax return for self assessment – Top tips

If you are self employed you must complete and submit your tax return, plus pay any tax due, by 31st January. With a week to go, follow our quick tips for a speedy submission and avoid an unnecessary £100 penalty. Begin! Don’t leave completing your tax return until the final day. You’ll need time to

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delayed flight
18 Jan

What to do if you’re delayed at an airport

Gatwick Airport made the headlines in the run-up to Christmas thanks to the chaos caused by multiple drone sightings. Tens of thousands of passengers were stranded amidst days of disruption, leaving many confused about their rights. So, if you find yourself in the unfortunate position of being stuck at an airport, whatever the reason, what

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16 Jan

What’s in your business disaster recovery plan?

In business, as in life, things sometimes happen unexpectedly – things that are beyond your control, and that put your business in danger. Also known as a business continuity plan, a disaster recovery plan is there to give you a framework for action in the event of something catastrophic befalling your business. Making a plan

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business insurance
04 Jan

The basics of business insurance

Life doesn’t always go to plan, and neither does business – that’s what insurance is for. Business insurance is an umbrella term for a huge range of insurance policies and add-ons that you can take out to protect your business from the unexpected, and in today’s post, we’re looking at the different things you might

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van security
24 Dec

How to prevent tool theft from your van

Did you know that in the UK, tools are stolen from vans every 23 minutes? As a tradesman running your own small business, your tools are your livelihood. Without them, you can’t work – and with tool theft on the rise (it’s gone up by 30% in the last year), it’s more important than ever to

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car recalls
17 Dec

What happens if you’re affected by car recalls?

We’ve all read the news about the emissions scandal and seen the headlines about car recalls. But what are the implications if your car is one of those affected, whether because of its emissions or because of a safety issue? Here’s what you need to know. Understanding car recalls There are different kinds of car

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