A-Plan Blog

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24 Mar

2016 Budget Key Numbers and Highlights

On 16th March 2016, George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, delivered his 2016 Budget to Parliament, the second as part of a full Conservative government. He characterised the measures as a budget that puts ‘the next generation first’, and took the opportunity to express his view that ‘Britain will be stronger, safer and better off’

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17 Mar

Health & Safety at Work – using DSE

Common features of many workstations are laptops, touch-screens or other similar electronic devices that are equipped with some form of a display screen. However, if your workstation is improperly organised, these devices could cause you to develop upper limb disorders as well as fatigue and eye strain. While most of these conditions are not considered

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14 Mar

Why a trailer tent rather than a caravan?

What are the advantages of owning a trailer tent rather than a caravan? Some would say it has the bad points of a caravan combined with the bad points of a tent! How do the fans of folding campers respond to this? One of the principle differences in towing a folding camper is the saving on fuel.

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07 Mar

Yeovilton Air Show Offer – Terms & Conditions

•£25 off a new car, home or van policy on production of a valid 2016 air show ticket at our A-Plan Taunton office, 1a St James St, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1JN •This offer only applies to new policies. •Only one offer per UK household, not available in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. •We

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04 Mar

Top 4 Business Challenges for 2016

UK businesses may face a slew of challenges in 2016—from compliance to political shake-ups, businesses will need to be prepared to stay successful. The following four topics are some of the biggest challenges facing businesses of all sizes this year: 1. National Living Wage (NLW): Beginning in April, workers over the age of 25 will be

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01 Mar

Permanently Siting Your Touring Caravan

There are plenty of reasons why permanently siting your touring caravan can be appealing. For one, you may have found a site which you love enough to visit every time you go away or it may be that you no longer wish to be on the road with your caravan. Either way, it’s certainly something

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26 Feb

Common applications may expose companies to data breaches

It may seem that common applications such as Word and Excel are intuitive enough not to generate a data breach by inadvertently hiding sensitive data. Yet, the government’s 2015 Information Breaches Survey revealed that 50 per cent of all data breaches were caused by inadvertent human errors. Each of these breaches cost those companies, on

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23 Feb

A-Plan Stories

“My last insurance company (no names) dumped me on renewal after claiming for flood damage in 2014.  After many lost hours and worry dealing with so many other companies who refused to insure me, A Plan Insurance (White House Insurance) was recommended to me.  I left a message on their website and Richard telephoned me a short time later. It

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19 Feb

Are you ready for the changes in the energy act?

On 1st April 2016, the first phase of the new minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES), found within The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015, will come into force for England and Wales. The regulations are part of the government’s strategy to improve the energy efficiency of rented commercial and residential buildings.

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teen drivers
18 Feb

How telematics insurance can help young drivers

What is telematics also known as Black Box insurance? Telematics involves a black box being fitted to your vehicle which uses satellite technology to assess speed, braking, acceleration, cornering and the time of day journeys are made. Some telematics or black box insurance policies also operate a curfew with an excess premium charged if the

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