A-Plan Blog

underinsurance
04 Jan

Why Avoiding Underinsurance Should be Your Resolution for 2018

Underinsurance continues to be a widespread and persistent problem throughout the United Kingdom. In fact, an estimated 40 per cent of businesses and 80 per cent of commercial properties are underinsured. This occurs when a business has insufficient cover to meet its needs, whether that means its assets are valued and insured at less than

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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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car freezing
28 Dec

How to prepare your business against disruption from cold weather

The UK has already seen freezing weather conditions causing disruption this winter, from flights being cancelled to schools being closed. For small businesses, winter weather conditions can increase the risk of property damage, injury and potential liability. One common issue during cold weather is escape of water caused by frozen pipes, where even a small

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roof collapse snow
27 Dec

How to Prevent Roof Collapse Caused by Heavy Snow.

Nothing says festive like a tablecloth of snow draped over roofs and tree-tops. Yet, despite its magical and fluffy appearance, snow, in particular its weight, poses a serious hazard to our homes, cars and businesses. But how many of us seriously consider the possibility of roof collapse when we awake to several feet of snow

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21 Dec

Employee Benefits Schemes – Advantages to your Business

Employee benefits schemes help attract and retain top talent. Recent industry research found that 82 per cent of employers offer benefits to retain employees, while 81 per cent do it to recruit employees, and 80 per cent do it to support overall employee health and well-being. Research from Glassdoor even found that a staggering 79

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21 Dec

Tips to Prevent Burglary This Christmas.

Long, dark nights, combined with inviting, unoccupied homes and the lure of tantalising Christmas presents left under the tree, provide burglars with all the excuses they need to brave a break-in.  Burglaries in the UK typically rise by almost 20% over the Christmas period and in December 2016, 37,492 break-ins were reported, more than any

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winter sports insurance
11 Dec

Winter Sports – A Short Guide to Staying Safe on the Slopes

The cold, crisp air and breath-taking vistas are just a few of the simple joys associated with winter sports. However, even the most competent skier and snowboarders can be involved in collisions or accidents. According to industry research, accidents on the slopes are the most common winter sports insurance claims. So if you are thinking

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07 Dec

Paradise Papers and Complying with the Criminal Finance Act

The Paradise Papers are a collection of 13.4 million confidential electronic documents that provide information—including the identities of shareholders and directors—for more than 120,000 individuals and companies with offshore investments listed by the offshore law firm, Appleby, and corporate services provider, Estera. The information in these documents is concerning, since an offshore company, sometimes called

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gas safety
04 Dec

Christmas Day – Most Dangerous Day for Gas Safety

Christmas Gas Safety Tips   Did you know most gas related house fires occur on Christmas Day? According to the Gas Safe Register,  only 5% of adults put a gas safety check on their to-do list in the run up to Christmas, making the festive season the most dangerous time of the year when it

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