Category Archives: Uncategorised

15 Jun

Working safely from other people’s homes

The Government has now given the go-ahead for tradespeople to carry out their work, and with many households wanting to start or finish their home improvements, demand for builders, electricians, carpenters, plumbers, decorators and landscapers will return. For those working at other people’s homes, or different locations form week-to-week will still need to follow Government

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15 May

Support for your business during Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Earlier this month, the Government also announced new ‘Bounce Back Loans’ which will be available for small businesses. These quick and easy loans for up to £50,000 can now be applied for and the money could be with you in a few days. With a flat rate of 2.5% interest charged on these loans, the

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07 May

Create your own Coronavirus Time Capsule

We think it’s fair to say that this time of COVID-19 has been like no other. A world in lockdown, and its effects on schools, communities, key workers… well just about everybody, have been huge. We’ve heard the word ‘unprecedented’ too many times to count, and many of us are dreaming of the time when

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22 Apr

Lockdown – a great time to sort out your van.

Finish work, throw stuff in the van. Next day, finish work, throw stuff in the van… sound familiar? If you’re sick of hunting around your van, looking for that fill valve or spanner, check out our top tips for a lockdown van sort out. Now, depending on how bad your van is currently looking, or

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22 Apr

Van driver? Tips to keeping safe during COVID-19

Many businesses are facing challenges during this crisis, but if you’re a van driver and continuing to provide that much needed support at this time, here are some tips to help keep you safe and healthy. Some of them may sound obvious, but we hope it serves as a useful reminder. Sharing a van? How

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31 Mar

Your wellbeing

During this time of lockdown and social distancing, with the vast majority of people at home, it’s never been more important to look after your mental wellbeing as well as you’re health. For some people, being at home during the day will be normal, particularly for those that are retired or looking after children. However,

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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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11 Feb

New Polymer £20 Note Release Date

The new polymer £20 note will be released on 20th February 2020, replacing the current paper note. You will still be able to use valid paper notes until it is withdrawn from circulation. The date of this will not be confirmed until the new note is released but will be at least 6 months from

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11 Feb

Travelling to the EU after Brexit

Traveling to the EU after Brexit If you are planning on making a trip to Europe this year, this is the latest advice on travelling until 31 December 2020. Since leaving the EU on 31 January 2020 the UK is currently in a period of transition (known as the “implementation period”). This means that until

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11 Feb

Employee Benefits – Group Protection

Employee Benefits – what could you do? New year’s resolutions are most likely to be over. You’ve done dry January; you’ve gone vegan and you’ve booked your next holiday. Have you stepped back and refreshed your employee benefits? Are your current benefits out of date? Do they still manage to attract and retain staff? Are

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