A-Plan Blog

08 Jan

Commercial Insurance News – January 2016

In this issue: 2015 Autumn Statement Highlights Review six highlights from Chancellor Osborne’s 2015 Autumn Statement. Familiarise Yourself with the New National Living Wage A compulsory national living wage will come into force April 2016. Read about what this means for you and your business. 6 National Minimum Wage Traps While the national minimum wage

Read More
06 Jan

The Pitfalls of Potholes

Did you know that potholes are estimated to cause as many as 1 in 10 mechanical failures on UK roads and cost motorists an estimated £730 million every year? Here are some tips to avoid them, minimise damage if you do hit one and what to do if your car is damaged by one: A

Read More
18 Dec

Facebook competition terms and conditions

Facebook Competition: Share your favourite holiday picture with us  THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED – THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON!  * Competition terms and conditions For the chance to win a GoProHero4 Action Camcorder – Silver Edition*, submit your best holiday photo on our Facebook page and we will select a winner from all

Read More
16 Dec

Insurance quote for the Millennium Falcon

Have you ever wondered how much it would cost to insure the biggest taxi in the world? Well, we had the privilege of doing just that. Details below. Mr H Solo The Rebel Base Tatooine Dear Mr Solo Thank you for your instructions to arrange cover on the Millennium Falcon from the 18/12/2015 Cover has

Read More
10 Dec

Top 10 Ways to Control Your Employers’ Liability Costs

Insurers are likely to analyse your claims history when underwriting your employers’ liability premium. If you can help control your claims, you can lower your price — so we’ve gathered top tips to help you achieve this. 1. Investigate accidents immediately and thoroughly; take corrective action to eliminate hazards, and be aware of fraud. 2.

Read More
09 Dec

The 12 days of insurance at Christmas

In keeping with the festive mood, may we present “The 12 days of insurance at Christmas”…. On the first day of insurance at Christmas, A-Plan gives to you an interesting fact about the most expensive car insurance claim to ever be made in the UK. Did you know that it was made by Rowan Atkinson

Read More
roof collapse snow
04 Dec

Preparing and maintaining your house during winter

The following are five key home maintenance categories to focus on for winter. 1. Your heating system Have your boiler checked and serviced by a licensed contractor at least once a year, preferably before the heating season begins. Have your chimney checked and serviced by a licensed contractor at least once a year. Have your

Read More
home safe
03 Dec

Keep safe during the Christmas period

The UK’s leading accident prevention charity, Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), has some useful home safety tips for the festive season, particularly to protect against fire. In December 2013, there were around 2,700 accidental fires in the home in England – more than any other month of the year. Candles were the

Read More
03 Dec

Bromley branch is open

A-Plan has opened its seventh new branch of the year, in Bromley! Eric Flitter and team celebrated with a visit from Santa Claus who helped to bring festive cheer, sweets, balloons and A-Plan tidings to the people of Bromley. A-Plan believes that the way they are able to offer insurance – establishing exactly what the

Read More
03 Dec

Commercial Identity Theft

According to the UK’s Fraud Prevention Service (CIFAS), identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United Kingdom today. Identity thieves use countless avenues to access personal information, so staying ahead of them takes a commitment to security. Because businesses handle sensitive customer information, they have a responsibility to protect that information.

Read More