A-Plan Blog

fuel
08 May

7 tips for driving more fuel efficiently

Did you know that the way you drive can have a big impact on how much fuel your car uses? With fuel prices high at the moment, these 7 tips can help you save money at the pumps as well as helping the environment: 1. Streamline your car Before you set out on any journey,

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03 May

Testimonial from one of our local, specialist clients

“I needed to find a policy that catered to a specialist car that had been customised. I knew of A-Plan from them being local and using them in the past, then I saw their post within the ‘Simply Mustangs UK’ group I am a member of on social media and that prompted me to call

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mobile
30 Apr

Using your mobile when driving – the law

Last March, new regulations came into force that allow traffic officers to fine drivers £200 and six penalty points for using a handheld mobile phone while driving. For drivers that have held their licence for less than two years, six points would cause them to automatically lose their licence. Within the first six months, 290

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self-employed
30 Apr

A guide to becoming self-employed

No more commuting, working the hours you choose and doing something you love: working for yourself is a way of life as well as a job. Nothing beats the freedom of being your own boss, and if it’s something you dream of, here’s how to set yourself up as self-employed. Before you hand in your

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23 Apr

Van ownership: to lease or to buy?

As a sole trader or small business relying on a van (or fleet of vans) for your livelihood, a major decision you’ll need to make is whether to buy a van or lease one. Let’s look at the arguments on each side. Buying a van When you buy a van, the biggest advantage is that

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MOT test
16 Apr

Understanding your car MOT test

If your car is over three years old, you’ll already know that it must be taken for an MOT test each year. But what do testers look for during an MOT, and what are the most common reasons for failing one? Read on to find out. What is an MOT? ‘MOT’ stands for ‘Ministry of

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12 Apr

Campervan Safety Tips

Whether you are living in a campervan or travelling in it you are still at risk of being target of thieves or potential safety hazards so it’s good to minimise risk where possible. So here are just a few things you can do to make you feel more safe and secure whilst travelling in your

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defensive driving
12 Apr

Defensive driving tips that could save your life

Many jobs require employees to drive a company vehicle. While most drivers are cautious and attentive, accidents can occur without warning—even if the operator has years of experience. When accidents happen, it can be incredibly costly for employers. What’s more, just one accident can cost employees their job or lead to serious, debilitating injuries. One

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first-time home
10 Apr

First-time home buyers’ checklist

Being a first-time home buyer is one of the most exciting milestones of adult life, but with so many things to consider, it can also be one of the most stressful. That’s why we’ve put together this checklist to help first-time home buyers make the most of the time they spend viewing houses. General As

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05 Apr

What can you learn from KFC?

In February, nearly two-thirds of KFCs across the United Kingdom were closed or offered a limited menu after its new distributor failed to deliver enough chicken on time. With no backup plan for how to get more chicken, customers took to social media to vent their frustrations at the fast-food restaurant chain. While KFC tried

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