A-Plan Blog

small businesses
23 Jan

What insurance does your small business need?

Starting a small business requires tireless effort and endless financial reserves. Besides dealing with necessary tasks to start the business—affording exorbitant start-up costs, establishing a customer base, forecasting cash flow problems—new small business owners are besieged on all sides by risks. The only sure-fire thing you can count on during the tumultuous beginning stages of

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17 Jan

Yeovil Town FC Competition

Prize is for 2 x tickets for Yeovil Town FC v Manchester United on Friday 26th January. The A-Plan prize draw is open to all individuals over 18, excluding employees of A-Plan Holdings and their families. Participation does require the provision of the individual’s name, address, telephone number and/or email address and a car/home insurance

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tax return
16 Jan

10 Tips for Submitting your 2018 Tax Return.

Time is running out to submit your 2018 tax return; by 31st January you must complete and submit your return, plus pay any tax due. With a little over two weeks to go, follow our quick tips for a speedy submission and avoid an unnecessary £100 penalty. Begin! Don’t leave completing your tax return until

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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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10 Jan

Gender Pay – Mind the gap

The gender pay gap issue is a hot topic in the press, even gaining some traction in the US at the Golden Globes, as UK employers with 250 employers or more must publish and report their first specific figures about their gender pay gap by 5th April 2018 (31st March 2018 for public sector organisations).

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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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frozen pipes
28 Dec

How to prepare your business against disruption from cold weather

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 leak can cause significant property damage and interruption to your business – particularly if an event should occur while the

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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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