A-Plan Blog

health and safety
07 Jun

Average Health and Safety fines rise to £126,000

In 2016-17, the HSE had a 93 per cent conviction rate, with the average penalty costing organisations £126,000. Are your health and safety policies sufficient enough to avoid such a staggering fine? Worse than that, an unsafe working environment can result in injuries to your staff. And, in about 140 cases a year in the

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travel
04 Jun

10 tips for stress-free travel

Where are you jetting off to this year? As the summer approaches, and with it the start of the holiday high season, we’re sharing some stress-free travel tips to help you make the most of your time away. 1. Shop around for the best deal The price of a holiday varies considerably throughout the year,

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garden
29 May

Bringing the inside outside

Gardens, balconies, decks…whatever the outdoor space you have, you want to make the most of it during the summer and make it feel like an extension of your home. Here are some quick tips to make the most of your outside space: Bring your favourite things into the garden Style up your garden furniture by

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29 May

The UK’s most expensive houses

We’ve probably all daydreamed about the kind of house we’d buy if we won the Lottery, but for a lucky few, owning a lavishly expensive house is a reality. Today we’re fuelling your wildest dreams by ogling over some of the priciest properties on the market in the UK today. Which would you choose? 1.

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golf buggies
23 May

Thefts of golf buggies on the rise

There have been numerous instances over the last 12 months where golf buggies and/or their batteries have been stolen primarily from golf clubs in the UK. In several instances, the golf buggies were stolen whilst the hirer was taking their shot on the course and also numerous instances where large quantities of batteries have been

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carer
21 May

What insurance do you need as a carer?

If you work in the care industry, your job revolves around caring for people who can’t care for themselves. Working as a self-employed carer, you’re a vital lifeline for those in need, but your job isn’t without its risks. It’s essential to have the right insurance in place to ensure you can keep doing what

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cyber-attack
17 May

The overlooked non-financial risks of a cyber-attack

More than ever before, organisations are aware of the potential financial impact of a cyber-attack. Many wrongfully assume that the steep, monetary burden of a cyber-attack (exacerbated by new, higher fines under the GDPR) is exclusively tied to damaged digital assets, lost records, and the price of investigating and reporting a breach. While those expenses

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17 May

Testimonial from one of our local, specialist clients

“I had a problem I needed to solve, and that problem was who would insure a car built by a grey-haired, old bloke in his garage? I was a member of both the Cobra Club and the North West Kit Car Owners Group (NWKCOG) on social media and I put the question to my fellow

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motoring conviction
14 May

Getting insurance after a motoring conviction

If you’ve lost your driving licence as a result of a serious motoring conviction, you’ll already have had the challenge of living without a car for several months. While you’re probably looking forward to getting back behind the wheel, there’s another aspect to having lost your licence that you might not have considered: getting insurance.

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HGV
09 May

Most Efficient Lorries Will Pay Less Tax in 2019

Beginning February 2019, lorries meeting the most recent Euro 6 emissions standards will be eligible for a 10 per cent reduction in the cost of the heavy goods vehicle (HGV) levy. Lorries that don’t meet the latest emissions standards will be expected to pay 20 per cent more in their HGV levy. Currently, the HGV

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