Monthly Archives: November 2017

home contents insurance
30 Nov

Home Contents Insurance: Renters – Are you Covered?

If you rent don’t assume your landlord will cover your home contents insurance. A recent report commissioned by the Financial Inclusion Commission stated that “nearly 16 million adults living in rented or owner occupied accommodation in the UK have no home contents insurance cover for their possessions…60% of those on £15,000pa or less have no

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Budget
24 Nov

Autumn Budget 2017 – Highlights

On 22 November, Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, delivered the Autumn Budget 2017, his second Budget as Chancellor. Hammond focused on the United Kingdom’s ‘bright future’, declaring that the Budget supports ‘families and business in the near term’ while also supporting ‘growth in the long term as the United Kingdom forges a new relationship

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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-security
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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