A-Plan Blog

high street
29 Aug

6 reasons to shop on your local high street

1. You boost the local economy Research on spending by local authorities shows that for every £1 spent with a small or medium-sized business, an estimated 63p stays within the local economy, compared to 40p for a larger business. 2. You increase the value of your home High streets populated with thriving independent businesses boost

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23 Aug

How you can reduce single-use plastic in your business

As a nation, we’re more aware than ever of the impact of plastics on our planet. As a business, you can do your bit to minimise the amount of single-use plastic in your workplace by following these eco-friendly suggestions. Packaging If you manufacture or distribute products, what can you do about your own use of

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cyber-security
21 Aug

Cyber-Security Breaches Survey 2018

Over 40 per cent of businesses and nearly 20 per cent of charities reported a cyber-security breach or attack within the last 12 months.  When such breaches occur, businesses and charities can suffer a variety of problems, including spending huge sums on new cyber-security measures and workers being unable to carry out their daily responsibilities.

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road trip
20 Aug

Road trip games for long journeys

Every parent knows that keeping children entertained on a long road trip can be something of a challenge – and the amount of time spent in the car on a road trip can get monotonous even for the adults in the family. If you’re bored of playing I Spy, here are some other fun car

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home insurance claims
14 Aug

The most common reasons for home insurance claims

Home insurance policies offer comfort and peace of mind in the event that the worst happens. Have a look at the following most common reasons for home insurance claims and how you can take steps to lower your risk: Accidental damage—Accidents happen. In fact, they are the most common reason for home insurance claims. Accidental

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smart technology
13 Aug

Can smart technology help your business?

Think of smart technology and it’s probably devices such as the Amazon Echo (better known as Alexa) that spring to mind. While these kinds of innovations may not have obvious uses in a business context, you’d be surprised by just how much the latest tech could be helping your business to run more efficiently. Here

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supercar
03 Aug

Why do you need specialist supercar insurance?

1. Why is it important to make sure that you have specialist cover? Using a broker that you can talk to (like A-Plan) means that you can make sure that you are getting the right level of cover at the right price. Many clients have requirements that ‘off the shelf’ online and direct markets cannot

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road trip
27 Jul

Road safety over the summer holidays

Heading off on a road trip over the school holidays this summer? In that case, there are a few extra road safety tips to bear in mind to ensure it goes off without a hitch. Check your car before long journeys If you’re off on a long journey, check over your car to make sure

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19 Jul

4 things to think about when buying business interruption insurance

As a business owner, you take out insurance to protect your livelihood from the unexpected – the worst case scenarios, such as a flood, fire or theft. But while you’ve almost certainly taken out buildings and contents insurance for your premises, have you thought about what would happen to the business itself in the event

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