A-Plan Blog

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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home contents insurance
30 Nov

Home Contents Insurance: Renters – Are you Covered?

If you rent don’t assume your landlord will cover your home contents insurance. A recent report commissioned by the Financial Inclusion Commission stated that “nearly 16 million adults living in rented or owner occupied accommodation in the UK have no home contents insurance cover for their possessions…60% of those on £15,000pa or less have no

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24 Nov

Autumn Budget 2017 – Highlights

On 22 November, Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, delivered the Autumn Budget 2017, his second Budget as Chancellor. Hammond focused on the United Kingdom’s ‘bright future’, declaring that the Budget supports ‘families and business in the near term’ while also supporting ‘growth in the long term as the United Kingdom forges a new relationship

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christmas market
20 Nov

Where to visit a traditional Christmas market

Christmas markets in the UK have become extremely popular over the last 15 years, following the European tradition of small stalls selling gifts, crafts, food and drink. Most big cities and towns now boast their own, many in the same areas as our A-Plan branches. Here is a list of our favourites: Bath – A

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cyber-security
16 Nov

Cyber Insurance – What are the benefits?

As technology becomes increasingly important for successful business operations the value of a strong cyber insurance policy will continue to grow. No matter your business size, location or industry anyone can be exposed to cyber-threats that potentially cause major disruptions to business. Cyber insurance policies are created to suit your business needs and offer some

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winter
13 Nov

Preparing for winter for HNW clients

As we head towards winter, are you prepared for an enjoyable, safe and secure festive season?  What can you do to keep your homes and vehicles safe? Cold weather can be a challenge for owners of older and larger properties. Steps should be taken to make sure that water pipes don’t freeze – especially outdoor

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HGV
09 Nov

Testing Exemption for HGVs to change

As part of its continued effort to improve driver safety, the Department for Transport (DfT) will revise which heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) will be able to retain their plating and testing exemption. Beginning on 20 May 2018, based upon their chassis, certain HGVs will have to complete roadworthiness testing. If you own or operate an

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