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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

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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

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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

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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.

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01 Dec

The cost of parenting

The cost of raising a child is often discussed; the price of uniform, swimming lessons and dance classes not to mention holidays and parties. It all adds up, over a 21 year period to a huge £229,251 (as estimated by LV=). But what about the cost of the actual work involved, all the things you

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26 Nov

Tips on driving safely this winter

Eyes on the prize! Be sure to keep your eyes on the road at all times to avoid an accident. Though you should do this throughout the year, it’s imperative that you do it during the winter. This can help you notice icy spots before you slide across them. Pack lots of entertainment! If you

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19 Nov

Cyber Risks & Liabilities

Protect Your Email From Prying Eyes Email has a number of benefits that far outweigh the costs—it’s cheap, instantaneous and easy to use. But email can be a huge liability for businesses: It is not inherently secure, meaning anything you or your employees send via email could be intercepted. For normal, everyday email communication, this

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12 Nov

Commercial Insurance News

The Court of Appeal has passed new sentencing guidelines for environmental offences made by very large organisations (VLOs), which will raise fines exponentially. Under the new guidelines, if a VLO is found guilty of an environmental breach, it may be fined up to 100 per cent of its pre-tax profit for a given year. Based

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06 Nov

Business Relocation Checklist

Relocating a business is not a simple process and can take months of meticulous planning to ensure disruption is kept to an absolute minimum. This checklist can help ease the transition into your new space. Pre-move Set a moving budget, accounting for all moving/transitioning services, potential updates to the new location, lost revenue due to

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