A-Plan Blog

new £1 coin
20 Jan

New £1 coin arriving soon – are you ready?

The new £1 coin will enter circulation in the UK on 28th March – is your business ready?   The current £1 coin is being replaced for the first time in over thirty years because of its vulnerability to sophisticated counterfeiters. Approximately one in thirty £1 coins in circulation is a counterfeit. All businesses which handle cash

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new-build home
16 Jan

How to get insurance if you own a new-build home

If you are moving into a new-build home, it can often be a struggle to get motor or home insurance because the postcode is not yet recognised by insurers. It is a source of frustration for many owners of new-build homes and this can remain an issue even after the Royal Mail has recognised the postcode of the housing

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Motor Trade
11 Jan

Motor Trade: what’s in store for 2017?

Start your 2017 off right by getting a glimpse of the year ahead for the motor trade industry. Various motor trade experts and industry research have identified several key trends that will affect your business both positively and negatively in 2017. To prepare your business, review this forecast of the 2017 trends predicted to impact

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used caravan
09 Jan

Buying a used caravan – our top tips

Buying a used caravan can be a daunting undertaking. In this blog, we take you through some tips on buying a used tourer – helping you make the right choices. Set a budget You don’t need to spend a huge amount of cash to buy a used caravan. Although a larger budget may buy you more mod cons, and a newer model, you

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small business confidence
06 Jan

New Report Shows Extent of SME Underinsurance

New research by insurer RSA highlights the alarming extent of SME underinsurance and the serious disconnect between SMEs’ understanding of emerging risks and the actions they are taking to protect themselves. The problem is not that SMEs deny the threat posed by emerging risks—it’s that they neglect to update their insurance cover to protect against

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21 Dec

Christmas Opening Hours 2016

Our opening hours during the Christmas and New Year 2016 period are: 24 December – 8:30 am – 12.00 pm 25 – 27 December – branches closed 28 – 30 December – 8.30 am – 5.00 pm 31 December – 8:30 am – 12.00 pm 01 – 02 January – branches closed 03 January –

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19 Dec

Things to do with the family over the festive break

There will undoubtedly be a moment over the holidays when everyone starts to get restless and bored. It is worth having something in mind to keep the family occupied. Here we’ve put together our top 10 ideas of activities: 1. Ice skating Take a spin around one of the UK’s ice skating rinks. Somerset House

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directors
15 Dec

Directors: responsibilities & liabilities

In today’s business climate of corporate transparency and accountability, an organisation’s officers and directors face a myriad of employment-related exposures. Claims can come from many sources, employees, regulators, shareholders, creditors, customers, etc. Ever-changing regulations, increased employee awareness of employment rights as well as the rise of shareholder activism means directors are more frequently at risk,

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