Category Archives: Commercial

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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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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17 Feb

Self employed? What business insurance do you need?

Nothing beats the freedom of being your own boss. But when you’re self-employed, protecting your livelihood is of paramount importance. With that in mind, what business insurance cover is it advisable to have to make sure your business is properly protected? Let’s take a look. Professional indemnity insurance Firstly, you will need professional indemnity insurance.

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meetings
10 Feb

The unseen cost of meetings

We’ve probably all felt frustrated when we’ve had to sit through what feels like yet another pointless meeting. If you’ve ever felt that your time could be better spent on something else, you’d be right. Studies show that unnecessary meetings cost UK businesses over £191 billion a year, with the statistics showing just how much

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05 Feb

Helping to reduce plastics in our oceans

Over the last few years, there has been a movement from businesses, organisations and charities coming together to carry out ‘clean up’ projects across our inland and coastal waters in a bid to reverse the damage caused by the dumping of plastics. At A-Plan, our specialist marine insurance team has a particularly keen understanding of

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Shoe box appeal
25 Oct

A-Plan supports Samaritan’s Purse Shoe box Appeal 2019

We are proud to be supporting Operation Christmas Child. Operation Christmas Child by Samaritan’s Purse collects shoe boxes—filled with school supplies, hygiene items, and fun toys. Then they deliver these to children in need around the world. A-Plan have teamed up with Samaritan’s Purse, so you can drop-off your filled shoe box at any A-Plan

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22 Oct

New safety measures coming for business vehicles

Road incidents involving your fleet can have a big impact on your business. So are you making the most of the safety technology available to make your business vehicles and their drivers as safe as they can be? A series of safety measures outlined by an EU bill look set to become a standard feature

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cyber insurance
03 Oct

Why do small businesses need cyber insurance?

Did you know that your small business is nine times more likely to fall victim to cyber crime than to a ‘real-life’ burglary? That was the finding of YouGov research earlier this year, and it should be a wake-up call for small businesses. The idea of cyber crime may be relatively new, but that doesn’t

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