A-Plan Blog

christmas market
20 Nov

Where to visit a traditional Christmas market

Christmas markets in the UK have become extremely popular over the last 15 years, following the European tradition of small stalls selling gifts, crafts, food and drink. Most big cities and towns now boast their own, many in the same areas as our A-Plan branches. Here is a list of our favourites: Bath – A

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cyber insurance
16 Nov

Cyber Insurance – What are the benefits?

As technology becomes increasingly important for successful business operations the value of a strong cyber insurance policy will continue to grow. No matter your business size, location or industry anyone can be exposed to cyber-threats that potentially cause major disruptions to business. Cyber insurance policies are created to suit your business needs and offer some

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winter
13 Nov

Preparing for winter for HNW clients

As we head towards winter, are you prepared for an enjoyable, safe and secure festive season?  What can you do to keep your homes and vehicles safe? Cold weather can be a challenge for owners of older and larger properties. Steps should be taken to make sure that water pipes don’t freeze – especially outdoor

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HGV
09 Nov

Testing Exemption for HGVs to change

As part of its continued effort to improve driver safety, the Department for Transport (DfT) will revise which heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) will be able to retain their plating and testing exemption. Beginning on 20 May 2018, based upon their chassis, certain HGVs will have to complete roadworthiness testing. If you own or operate an

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Christmas
06 Nov

Christmas Safety Advice

Now that Halloween and Bonfire night are behind us, the festive season is about to hit us and it won’t be long till homes across the UK are twinkling with fairy lights and Christmas cheer! But are you taking dangerous risks with your safety during the holidays? We’ve highlighted some common activities that may be

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D&Os
02 Nov

Survey Highlights Risks Facing Directors & Officers

Over the last several years, UK regulations have expanded the scope of directors and officers (D&O) liability and that trend shows no signs of stopping, according to a recent survey from international law firm Allen & Overy. According to the survey, D&Os are exposed to a higher amount of personal liability than ever before. Since

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young drivers
31 Oct

Driving without insurance a real risk for young drivers

Did You Know? About 23 per cent of young drivers crash within two years of passing their driving test, according to Brake, a road safety charity. Yet, 1 in 4 young drivers admit they’ve considered driving without insurance to avoid spending money, according to the Motor Insurers’ Bureau. Research compiled by Brake shows that younger

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D&Os
25 Oct

How GDPR Will Expand Your D&O Liability

The forthcoming GDPR may place greater responsibility on your organisation’s directors and officers, and, for that reason, it is important to take proactive steps now to prepare. On 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect, which expands the rights of individuals and their data while placing greater obligations on organisations

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home security
23 Oct

October is National Home Security Month

With the pressures of modern life, home security is often overlooked. However, it’s estimated that a burglary happens every 40 seconds in the UK, with 40% occurring when a house is empty. National Home Security Month (NHSM), which officially takes part in October every year, aims to raise awareness of the importance of home security

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13 Oct

The dangers of driving while dehydrated

Driving while dehydrated has the potential to be as dangerous as drink-driving, according to a study from Loughborough University. The study, which was conducted over the course of two days, had a group of male volunteers perform various driving simulations while provided 200 millilitres of fluid to drink every hour on the first day, but

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