5 engineering health and safety risks revealed

October 20, 2021
As well as general health and safety industry regulations, employers often have their own set of workplace safety policies and guidelines. These can range from safety training standards to procedures to follow in the event of an emergency.

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Should you let staff bring their dogs into the office?

October 12, 2021
As we’ve navigated our way through a global pandemic, the divide between our personal and work lives have blurred. Parents juggling childcare, home schooling and work. Employees who felt the need to be available all hours of the day and night. 

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What is a credit report and how do I check it?

October 12, 2021
When someone offers you or your business credit, they’re taking a risk that you will not repay the money. A credit report is a way of quantifying the risk you represent, allowing lenders to decide whether to lend and how much interest to charge.

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Everything you need to know about business rates

October 12, 2021
Business rates are an all-too-familiar part of life as a UK business. But what exactly are they, how are they calculated – and are any businesses or properties exempt from paying them? Read on for our essential guide to this centuries-old form of business taxation.

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Quick guide to car deposits

October 12, 2021
As a motor trader, you’re used to making great deals that benefit your business and your customers alike. But when it comes to car deposits, are you sure you fully understand all the pros and cons?

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Returning to the office - 10 key questions for business owners

October 6, 2021
There is a huge amount to think about, not least how the change will impact your risk profile and commercial office insurance needs. Let’s take a look at 10 key questions that business owners should ask themselves ahead of any full office return.

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Motor trader’s guide to car warranties

September 20, 2021
The world of car warranties can be a quite bewildering one for customers and dealers alike. In this blog, we’ll take a look at the types on offer, the pros and cons for you and your customers, and how to make sure you stay on the right side of the law.

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What is the Government’s Kickstart scheme and how can it help with recruitment?

September 14, 2021
So what does your company need to know about Kickstart? How can you apply, and what’s the timetable? And how might job placements affect your commercial insurance policy? Read on for our guide!

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What’s your small business post-Covid recovery plan?

August 27, 2021
The pandemic has been a testing time for businesses, and it’s not over yet. However, as Covid-19 restrictions are eased and the economy begins to return to normality, now is the time for businesses to plan for the future.

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Digital transformation tips for small businesses

August 11, 2021
How can digital technology help small businesses, and what are the main opportunities and risks? Whenever you adopt a new technology, it’s worth considering how it could impact your commercial insurance.

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What are hydrogen fuel cell cars?

August 4, 2021
Global sales of electric cars rose sharply in 2020, rising by 43% to more than three million, despite overall car sales dropping by a fifth during the coronavirus pandemic. By comparison, sales of hydrogen cars come nowhere close to this level. The result is that car manufacturers are happy to invest in electric vehicles, but see hydrogen as a niche technology. However, those outlooks may be changing soon.

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10 things to include on a car dealership website

July 15, 2021
As more and more business moves online, your dealership website is increasingly important. Customers now often check out your website before visiting your premises – and if the website is below par, you won’t make a great first impression.
 

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How to improve your after sales

July 9, 2021
After sales is an essential area of focus for any motor dealership. A strong performance helps to build your reputation, enhance customer loyalty and boost revenue. So what does a good after sales service look like, and what can you do to improve your current offering?

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Starting a business? When do you need commercial insurance?

July 2, 2021
So, what types of businesses need cover, and what features can be included in policies? At Insurance Choice Commercial, we’re experts in arranging cover for all types of firm, from hairdressers to pubs to offices to mechanics. Read on for our quick introduction to all you need to know.

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Common legal traps for car dealers

June 29, 2021
As a car dealer, you’re likely to know motors inside and out - but that’s not all there is to running a successful business. There are many pitfalls and traps out there that can impact dealers, especially around less motor-oriented aspects of running a business.

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How to look after employee mental health

June 25, 2021
So what do you need to know about mental health in the UK, what are your obligations as an employer, and what action can you take to improve wellness in your workplace? Read on for our guide.

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How to make your business more sustainable in 2021

June 21, 2021
We’ve listed our top 12 tips below, covering everything from your business strategy right down to your lightbulbs! Don’t forget to protect your sustainable business with commercial insurance.
 

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A quick guide to business broadband

June 17, 2021
So what features should you look for when choosing your provider and your package? What is the difference between business and home broadband? What action can rural companies take to get a stronger connection?

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Trading standards advice for motor traders

June 4, 2021
Nobody wants to get ripped off. As a motor trader, you will be keen to banish the stereotype of the ‘dodgy second-hand car salesman’. You’ll also want to avoid breaking the law by complying with trading standards. But to do that, what rules and codes should you be aware of?

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What are the new IR35 reforms?

June 1, 2021
How are the rules changing, and what do you need to do to prepare? Don’t forget to check your commercial insurance policy covers the full range of risk faced by your business.

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How to reduce theft from forecourts

May 21, 2021
Whether it’s the motor trade forecourt, in transit or at the petrol station, why are vehicles so popular with thieves and what can you do to protect your precious vehicles and stock?

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How to keep your fleets safe post-COVID

May 18, 2021
With the UK government having announced its roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions in England, firms can now begin to prepare for a return to business as normal. Safety should be at the forefront of those plans, especially for commercial fleets who, for the past 12 months or so, it has been a decidedly mixed picture.

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New MOT disciplinary rules – what MOT testers need to know

May 17, 2021
Some of these disciplinary rules have recently changed, so we’ve put together this quick guide on the new MOT disciplinary rules and what you need to know now. Whatever the new rules, one thing hasn’t changed. It’s still a vital part of responsible business practice to have the right motor trade insurance in place to protect your business, staff and customers.

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Funeral cars: top tips for ensuring a stress-free send-off

May 14, 2021
if you’re new to the funeral industry, or even driving an unusual vehicle to fulfil a one-off request, what do you need to know? What preparations should you make, and what must you do on the day? Read on for our top 12 tips, covering everything from commercial insurance to route planning to weird and wonderful alternatives to hearses.

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What is personal safety in construction?

May 14, 2021
What should you do to address the issue of personal safety in the workplace, and how is this risk covered under commercial insurance policies?

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