Category Archives: Personal

company cars
08 Feb

Van Drivers Shape Up!

Van drivers are not known for their healthiness and clean eating! However, things are changing. A recent study, commissioned by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle, has found that Britain’s van drivers are ditching their stereotypical lifestyle in favour of healthy eating and regular trips to the gym. According to the research, the average van driver now works

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winter survival car kit
06 Feb

Winter Car Kit Essentials

Bone-chilling temperatures, freezing arctic winds and up to 12 inches of snow will sweep across the UK this week. With yellow weather warnings in place for Northern Ireland, Scotland, northern England, Wales and north-west Midlands, driving conditions could be treacherous. Be prepared for the worst and ensure you carry a winter survival kit in your

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31 Jan

A-Plan Northampton Wins Mystery Shopper Award for Outstanding Customer Service.

A-Plan Northampton has been praised for their ‘outstanding customer service’ in the town’s inaugural Mystery Shopping Awards. Founded by Northampton’s Business Improvement District (BID), the accolades recognise excellence demonstrated by local businesses in a number of areas including service, sales, appearance and local knowledge. The team at A-Plan Northampton scored an outstanding 100% across the

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29 Jan

A-Plan Thatcham Schemes and VW Shows

Since 2012, the A-Plan Thatcham Schemes office have been proudly supporting Volkswagen themed shows and events from the humble family show T-Fest to Europe’s biggest van show Busfest. Our adventures started when we joined the Volkswagen T4/T5 forum as a sponsor and we noticed the owners of the club held a small show called T-Fest

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24 Jan

Stamp duty and first time buyers

If buying a house is on your wish list for 2018, the revised stamp duty fee could affect your purchase. Following the budget announcement in Autumn 2017, first time buyers can enjoy a saving of up to £5,000 on stamp duty on first time purchases up to a value of £300,000 which will help first

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16 Jan

Don’t Risk Being Under-insured

Now that the Christmas festivities are over, you might want to think about whether the value of your home contents has increased with any gifts that you have received. Electronic goods, in particular, can soon mount up. • Did you know that an estimated 80% of people in the UK are under-insured? • Typically, an

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15 Jan

Prevent Frozen Pipes this Winter

Frozen pipes are the biggest reason for escape of water claims in the winter. According to the Association of British Insurers (ABI), the insurance industry pays out £2.5m every day to customers for escape of water home insurance claims. Some steps you can take to minimise the chances of an incident happening this winter are outlined below in our infographic: If

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08 Jan

What Not to Leave in your Car During Freezing Weather.

As January’s arctic blast causes UK temperatures to plummet to sub-zero, don’t be tempted to leave the following items in your car overnight (as you make a quick dash into your warm and toasty home!): Electronic Devices with Lithium Batteries. Apple recommends not exposing an iPhone or iPad to temperatures below -4 degrees Celsius; battery

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home
02 Jan

New Year’s Resolutions for your Home

The decorations are down, the house is looking bare and we’re busy planning how to make 2018 our sparkliest year yet. And whilst we mostly focus on being healthier and happier, what we do in our homes can make an enormous difference to our overall well-being. Follow our timely tips for getting your house into

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