Category Archives: News

surcharges
19 Jul

End to credit and debit card surcharges

The government has announced that from 13th January 2018, businesses will not be allowed to add any surcharges for credit and debit card payments. This means that consumers will no longer be worse off when paying by card, either online or in a shop. The current rules, which have been in place since 2013, require

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employment law
30 Mar

Upcoming Employment Law Changes

As April approaches, there are several significant changes to employment law that your company should be aware of. Whilst not all of these may be directly relevant, it is nevertheless important that you remain aware of these changes: Increase to the national minimum wage (NMW) and national living wage (NLW). Beginning in April 2017, both

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16 Mar

Why are motor insurance premiums rising?

Whilst insurers are experiencing increasing levels of claims frequency and cost (especially for bodily injury and vehicle repair costs), there have been two major changes that are having an impact: The first is Insurance Premium Tax. This is a Tax levied by the Government on most insurance products.  Since November 2015, this has increased from

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vehicle tax
23 Jan

Vehicle tax is changing!

From 1st April 2017, vehicle tax for newly registered vehicles is changing in the UK. Generally, most cars will cost more to tax than they did previously, leaving only cheaper electric cars with tax-free status. The car tax changes were set in motion by former Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osbourne, as a response to falling CO2

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bank note changes for business
13 Oct

New polymer £5 – implications for your business

A new polymer £5 note was issued in the UK on 13 September 2016. A new £10 note will be issued in summer 2017 and a £20 note by 2020.  Over 30 countries around the world currently use polymer banknotes, including Australia, Canada and Mexico. As with any change in banknote design, all businesses that

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03 Oct

Skydive for Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham

James Haynes, branch manager at the Birmingham branch, gave his thoughts on his parachute jump for charity which took place this weekend: “Skydive completed…. what an amazing experience. Difficult to put in to words how you feel but here goes…. We arrived at Hinton Skydiving at 8 to check in. The weather was perfect hardly

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01 Aug

You and the Insurance Act 2015

• The Insurance Act goes into effect on 12th August 2016 and affects all commercial insurance policies governed by UK law. • The Act introduces a new ‘duty of fair presentation’, requiring insureds to capture more knowledge from more people in their organisations. Many industry insiders are hailing the Insurance Act as the most significant change to

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05 May

A-Plan sponsor Wimbledon RFC

A-Plan is proud of our involvement in the local community and the work we do to support sport at a grass roots level. As such, it was an honour to support Wimbledon RFC by running a Target Throwing competition for the young members of the club on Saturday 16th April. We had lots of great kids

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27 Apr

British Judo announces exciting new partnership with A-Plan

British Judo has today announced an exciting new partnership with insurance brokers, A-Plan. The partnership will enable members of the British Judo community to give back to the sport whilst saving money on their home and motor insurance. A-Plan has been officially announced as British Judo’s Official Insurance Partner, in a partnership that will see

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12 Feb

We have a winner!

Delighted to announce that Carl Matthews is the well-deserved winner of our travel insurance Facebook photo competition He has won a GoProHero4 Action Camcorder Silver Edition with his photo of a jet ski There were 2 close runners-up: Alastair Dixon with his mountain view and Jane Tearle with her colourful Hari Krishna dancers We would also

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