A-Plan Blog

24 Mar

Keeping children entertained at home

Following the ever-changing developments with Coronavirus and the Government’s latest announcement about staying home, a lot of parents may be wondering how to keep their children busy, particularly if you need to continue working from home. So we’ve created a list of activities to keep your kids entertained and occupied during this time.  Educational resources

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03 Apr

Easter activities for the whole family

With the prospect of spending Easter in lockdown, and getting to the shops now a little more challenging than usual, now’s a good time to start planning some fun Easter activities to do with children at home this year. Today we’re sharing some fun ideas to entertain them and give Easter more of a sense

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31 Mar

Your wellbeing

During this time of lockdown and social distancing, with the vast majority of people at home, it’s never been more important to look after your mental wellbeing as well as you’re health. For some people, being at home during the day will be normal, particularly for those that are retired or looking after children. However,

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23 Mar

Coronavirus: keeping you up-to-date

Much is changing on a daily basis in light of Coronavirus with many businesses being impacted, either needing to adjust to homeworking, changing shift patterns or temporarily closing. We’ve pulled together some links around finding the right information and support during this time. Keeping up with the news Like us here at A-Plan, you’re probably

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20 Mar

Top tips to work well from home

For many people, working from home is part of their working life, but for others, it will be the first time they’ve needed to do it. So we’ve pulled together our top tips on how to be efficient and maintain your wellbeing, without feeling too isolated. Having the right kit Hopefully if you’re working from

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19 Mar

Raising the community spirit

With communities up and down the UK looking at ways to keep positive, we spotted one idea being shared on Facebook (see below). Local residents have been encouraged to paint or draw a rainbow and put in in their window. Those who are following the Government’s latest advice and getting out for their once daily

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Social Distancing Walk - durdle door
18 Mar

Social Distancing – What can you do?

Social Distancing – What it Means Following the recent announcement from the Government, advising people should only go out if they are shopping for basic necessities (as infrequently as possible), taking one form of exercise a day, any medical need or to help a vulnerable person, or travelling to work where it’s absolutely necessary. If

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health and safety
08 Mar

Public Liability Insurance – Why it’s essential for businesses?

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

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finance lease agreements mileage calculator
05 Mar

Finance Lease Agreements – How to Accurately Calculate your Mileage.

When considering vehicle contract hire or finance lease agreements, be mindful of your anticipated annual mileage. Get this wrong and that fantastic deal may not be as fantastic as you think…. Making the simplest of mistakes or miscalculations can be extremely costly to you and/or your business. Simple elements like ‘excess mileage charges’ can spiral to £100s and

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self-employed
03 Mar

The Entrepreneurial Generation

With an increasing percentage of the population choosing to become self-employed, it could be assumed that this is reflected in the uptake of relevant insurance policies. However, alarmingly this is not the case. Self-employment has increased from 3.3 million to 4.8 million over the last sixteen years*, yet many are not covered for the associated

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