Monthly Archives: March 2019

14 Mar

What is the impact of the apprenticeship levy?

Statistics published last week by the National Audit Office (NAO) made interesting reading for businesses employing apprentices. Figures revealed that despite Government targets to create three million new apprenticeships by 2020, the number of people taking up training programmes has fallen significantly. So much, in fact, that the NAO says it’s “very unlikely” that the

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13 Mar

4 in 10 people are in the dark when it comes to valuing their possessions*

It is estimated that just under 11million households2 in the UK are not confident that they are valuing their possessions correctly for their home contents insurance, or have no contents insurance at all, according to A-Plan’s Insurance Spotlight Report, 2019 The ABI reports the average UK home contains £35,0003 worth of possessions.  Incorrect valuations of

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thatched roof
04 Mar

Thatched roof: how to protect your property

There’s no more quintessentially English sight than a chocolate box thatched roof cottage, but owning one of these romantic properties isn’t without its challenges. Today we’re looking at what you can do to look after your thatched roof to prolong its life and reduce the risk of fire. Maintaining a thatched roof Although having your

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