A-Plan Blog

15 May

Support for your business during Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Earlier this month, the Government also announced new ‘Bounce Back Loans’ which will be available for small businesses. These quick and easy loans for up to £50,000 can now be applied for and the money could be with you in a few days. With a flat rate of 2.5% interest charged on these loans, the

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15 May

Getting back to work safely

On Sunday evening, Boris Johnson outlined some changes to the Government’s current lockdown strategy, emphasising that you or your employees should work from home if you can, and only go to work if you must. For those people working in construction or manufacturing should be actively encouraged to go back to work – subject to

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11 May

10 great Netflix films for lockdown

If the monotony of lockdown is setting in, there’s no better way to switch off than by retreating into the world of a good film. Here are ten great movies you can watch on Netflix to keep boredom at bay. 1. The Post (12A) Set in 1971, The Post centres on The Washington Post’s attempts

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07 May

Create your own Coronavirus Time Capsule

We think it’s fair to say that this time of COVID-19 has been like no other. A world in lockdown, and its effects on schools, communities, key workers… well just about everybody, have been huge. We’ve heard the word ‘unprecedented’ too many times to count, and many of us are dreaming of the time when

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01 May

VE Day 75th Anniversary – how you can celebrate during lockdown

Plenty of celebrations and events have been cancelled due to Coronavirus, with many of our collective plans for the summer currently on hold. Whilst street parties and gatherings to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of (Victory in Europe) VE Day have by necessity been stopped, we’ve pulled together some ideas so that you can commemorate and

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29 Apr

May gardening jobs to keep you busy in lockdown

With the country in lockdown and social lives on hold, many of us are turning to our gardens for some much-needed fresh air and an enjoyable project to work on while we’re furloughed or otherwise in need of things to do. Added to this, there have been numerous reports on how gardening can help reduce

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29 Apr

What Netflix shows to watch during Lockdown

Need a little escapism? Been furloughed and need to fill your day with something other than your daily exercise and cleaning? Or simply a lover of the boxset? Whatever your reason for sitting down and binge watching the latest Netflix Original, check out some of the popular TV shows to watch right now. The Crown

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22 Apr

Lockdown – a great time to sort out your van.

Finish work, throw stuff in the van. Next day, finish work, throw stuff in the van… sound familiar? If you’re sick of hunting around your van, looking for that fill valve or spanner, check out our top tips for a lockdown van sort out. Now, depending on how bad your van is currently looking, or

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22 Apr

Van driver? Tips to keeping safe during COVID-19

Many businesses are facing challenges during this crisis, but if you’re a van driver and continuing to provide that much needed support at this time, here are some tips to help keep you safe and healthy. Some of them may sound obvious, but we hope it serves as a useful reminder. Sharing a van? How

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03 Apr

Easter activities for the whole family

With the prospect of spending Easter in lockdown, and getting to the shops now a little more challenging than usual, now’s a good time to start planning some fun Easter activities to do with children at home this year. Today we’re sharing some fun ideas to entertain them and give Easter more of a sense

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