A-Plan Blog

19 May

Enterprise Act receives Royal Assent

The Enterprise Act, a wide-ranging piece of legislation designed to benefit the United Kingdom’s 5.4 million businesses, received Royal Assent on 4th May 2016 and will come into effect in May 2017. The one-year transition period will allow businesses to make any necessary changes required by the new Act. The Act introduces a swathe of

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new-build home
12 May

Skills shortage in construction industry

Currently, the United Kingdom is experiencing a skills shortage in the construction sector which is driving up wages and holding back vital infrastructure work – including efforts to build 1 million new homes by 2020 to end the country’s housing crisis. The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) said construction wages rose by 6% in 2015, well ahead

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10 May

Guide to making a home insurance claim

It is reassuring to know what to do if something does go wrong and you have to make a claim on your house insurance. This short guide aims to help and inform so that the process of making a claim is as smooth and swift for you as we can possibly make it. So that

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Van Insurance
06 May

Higher fines are here: review your fleet cover

Employers are urged to ensure their fleet cover is robust enough in light of tough new sentencing guidelines. The new guidelines, which came into effect on 1st February, usher in substantially higher fines for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences. Courts now have the authority to fine companies up to £20 million for corporate

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05 May

The road less travelled

It’s nice to finally see some Spring sunshine which may mean your thoughts are now turning to travel and plans for the summer holidays. If you haven’t yet booked your summer break, why not try something a bit different? It doesn’t have to be wrestling alligators or whitewater rafting. Here are some small tweaks to

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05 May

Any Driver Van Insurance

If your business requires a group of people to drive a single works van, an any driver van insurance policy is a cost effective way of insuring them. This is particularly helpful for larger businesses, when it becomes harder to list all the employees who might be required to drive the same van. Choosing an

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05 May

Business Van Insurance

As a van owner, we understand that you need cheap insurance, but also the right level of cover for your business van insurance, because getting it wrong can affect your livelihood. A quick and efficient claims service is also important to ensure your company vehicle is back on the road as soon as possible. As

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05 May

Classic Van Insurance

As the owner of a classic van, you will want to make sure it is adequately insured. However, many classic car insurers will not offer quotes for classic van insurance and many specialist van insurers will not quote for classic vehicles! You end up caught in the crossfire of how insurance companies define a classic

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05 May

Specialist Van Insurance

Whether you’re a sole trader driving your own van to your jobs, or you operate a fleet of vans with couriers delivering goods to customers, we understand that you want the peace of mind that your van or vans are property protected with the right insurance policy. Our specialist van insurance policies are tailored to

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05 May

Courier Van Insurance

Courier vans play a vital part in keeping your business going, delivering goods to your customers day in, day out. Not only that, but they’re the public face of your company, representing your business on every delivery round. Because they’re such an indispensable part of your business, it’s important to ensure that you have the

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