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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A landlord’s guide to EPCs

May 10, 2021
If you’re planning on renting out property in the UK, are you fully aware of your obligations around Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)? Read on to find out more, and to discover how to protect your rental properties with commercial insurance for landlords.

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Top health and beauty trends for 2021

May 5, 2021
The health and beauty industry has suffered more than most during the pandemic, with gyms, hair salons, hairdressers and spas shutting their doors as lockdown hit.

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What is a Principal Designer on a construction project?

April 28, 2021
Construction projects typically require many different contractors and professionals - who ensures that everyone works together to manage safety risks? A Principal Designer is a person or company with responsibility for overseeing the pre-construction phase of a project so that health and safety risks are minimized.

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What does hotel insurance cover?

April 22, 2021
As the hospitality industry prepares to welcome back guests after the Covid-19 pandemic, many hoteliers have been making the most of their enforced downtime to reassess their business needs.

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Returning to the office - 10 considerations for office owners

April 21, 2021
Bringing your employees back into the office is likely to prompt a mixture of feelings: joy at being together again, excitement about future projects and anxiety about your responsibility to keep your people safe.

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Buying Your First Commercial Property: The Definitive Guide

April 12, 2021
Choosing the right home for your small business is one of the most exciting things a business owner can do, but it can be daunting. This key decision will have such an effect on the culture of your company and its perception by others that getting it right is a big responsibility. After all, if you’re looking to offer luxury spa treatments you might not want to be in a draughty unit on an out-of-the-way industrial estate! This definitive guide to buying commercial property will help you with this step in turning your business dreams into reality.

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Winter car services to offer at your garage

April 1, 2021
Shorter days and frosty mornings are the perfect time to encourage customers to get their car checked. Most garages will already be offering common services like MOTs and repairs, with some offering paint work and accident repairs, too. But are there other services you could promote during this season? Let’s take a look.

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Mental health in the construction industry

March 25, 2021
The construction industry is a hugely rewarding and varied place to work, and many business owners wouldn’t work anywhere else. However, with ever tighter deadlines, increasing demands from clients and economic uncertainty, it’s also one where the pressures can sometimes get too much.

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5 tips for selling cars completely online

March 15, 2021
The coronavirus pandemic has forced many businesses to transform the way they operate and the motor trade is no exception. With showrooms shut and more people preferring to shop online, car sales businesses have needed to focus on improving their digital offering.

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How to become a gas safe engineer

March 10, 2021
Becoming a gas safe engineer could open up a raft of new work opportunities while boosting your salary, especially with a shortage of engineers predicted to hit the industry in the next decade.

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6 ways to prepare your rental properties for winter

March 5, 2021
As winter sets in, landlords need to ensure that their rental properties are ready to stand up to the extreme weather conditions that can come with it. Wind, rain, snow and ice can cause all sorts of problems if you fail to prepare properties in the right way – as so many landlords have found out the hard way.

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How to stay safe while working in other people’s homes

February 16, 2021
For electricians, plumbers and the like, working often means going to other people’s homes. If you fit into the category of ‘in-home workers’, it’s important you understand the steps required to minimise the risk of you – or one of your employees – catching or spreading the virus.

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What are NHS QR posters for the hospitality industry?

February 15, 2021
With threats to force venues to close again there’s never been a more important time for everyone to play their part. One way is to display NHS QR posters in your venues to help stop the virus spreading. Read on to find out all you need to know about this important health information signage.

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Motability: pros and cons for dealers

January 22, 2021
Should your dealership take part in the Motability scheme? The government programme enables people with a disability to use their state benefits to lease a vehicle. What are the pros and cons for your business and how could it impact your motor trade insurance?

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Top construction site risks and how to avoid them

January 18, 2021
What are the most common risks on a construction site, what can you do to avoid them, and how can commercial insurance help when things go wrong?

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How to promote your gym business after lockdown

January 8, 2021
It’s fair to say that gyms have a lot on their plate to promote their facilities in the new normal. In this article, we offer up our advice on how to adjust accordingly to build a thriving business despite everything going on – and how having the right commercial insurance can help you do that.

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8 ways hotels will change after COVID-19

December 16, 2020
The hospitality industry has had to adapt to the new normal more than most or face never truly recovering from this unprecedented event. An event which has seen hotels in the UK forced to shut down for a period of months – unheard of before this all started back in December 2019.

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