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  • Back to Work? 5 Tips for Getting Back to Work after Lockdown

    Jul 06, 2020
    Lockdown wasn’t easy was it? I mean, there’s only so much Netflix you can watch (thank god for Tiger King) and after almost killing yourself trying to keep up with Joe Wicks every day, the get fit plans pretty much went out the window on week 1. Jokes aside the period of lockdown was threatening to seriously disrupt the landscape for the self-employed, and although the Government eventually rolled out their contingency plan, it cannot be denied that for a while our worst fears were being realised.
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  • Flexible Furlough

    Jun 15, 2020
    Late on Friday evening (12 June 2020) HMRC announced more details relating to the changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”) which will apply from1 July 2020.
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  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Update - June 1st

    Jun 03, 2020
    The Chancellor has announced three important changes to the coronavirus job retention scheme. Learn more about them!
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  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Update

    May 18, 2020
    It’s nearly a month since the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) opened and many businesses will be preparing to make another claim in order to receive money by the end of May.
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  • Public Liability Insurance - All You Need To Know

    Mar 06, 2020
    Public liability Insurance is one of the most common types of business insurances. It covers compensation and legal costs if a member of the public including clients, suppliers, or even those who may interact with your business...
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  • Improving Your Vans Fuel Economy

    Feb 21, 2020
    As recent news shows, fuel prices are at an all-time high. With prices continuing to soar, we thought it would be a great idea to look at some tips to help the value of your van remain high and keep you away from spending at the petrol pumps.
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  • The influence of the online world on Tradesman

    Feb 07, 2020
    We are currently living in a 'Digital World' where many of us have instant access to the internet. In 2019 almost 87% of UK households had access to the internet and 70% of people ​used a 4G mobile service to get online. (Ofcom Report, 2019)
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  • How to avoid an accident occurring on a building site

    Jan 23, 2020
    Working on a building site can be rewarding but also has its risks. It is crucial for all tradesman to be safe on site and we’ve put together some ideas on how to prevent accidents from occurring.
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  • Tips to keep your tools safe

    Jan 10, 2020
    Tool theft is becoming a national crisis. With it being a New Year, it would be great to see the number of tool theft statistics drop. We have put together 5 strong pointers which we believe can solve the theft problem that exists in this country.
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  • Tool Theft from vans continues to rise

    Dec 23, 2019
    On average, according the National Federation of Master builders (FMB) more than half (51%) of UK builders have had their tools stolen. In a recent case which occurred in Hinxworth, Hertfordshire, 4 masked tool thieves stole items from a van within seconds.
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  • Our top tips for tradesman working in winter

    Dec 16, 2019
    It’s winter time and we all know about the British weather, it could be anything from cold, wet, stormy or even snowy. For tradesmen this means exposure to seasonal harm.
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  • October Update - New Partnerships

    Oct 21, 2019
    We are delighted to be working with Home Pro, Honest Traders and Fair Trades as their preferred insurance provider within the tradesman sector.
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  • Not all heroes wear capes

    Sep 20, 2019
    Having spent years warming people’s homes, Lancashire-based plumber, James Anderson, warmed the hearts of the nation this week when the brilliant story of his not-for-profit plumbing and heating company hit the headlines.
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  • Construction Industry Compliance

    Mar 19, 2019
    If you are not fully compliant HMRC can reclassify your subcontractors as employees and go back to earlier years and calculate the PAYE tax and National Insurance you should have deducted and charge interest and penalties – even if you have deducted the CIS tax!
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  • Tradespeople Take Legal Action

    Mar 04, 2019
    No self-employed tradesperson sets out in business thinking they will end up in court to defend their interests. But it happens - sometimes for reasons you can’t envisage or even understand.
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  • The Tradesperson’s Checklist To Hiring

    Jan 22, 2019
    Ten or maybe even twenty years from now – even if your company grows to employ many tradespeople – a stand out memory will be when you took the plunge and hired your first employee.
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  • Tradesmen, Are You Covered?

    Jan 07, 2019
    Self-employed tradespeople held fully accountable for accidents in the workplace. Health and safety is paramount and tradesmen need to be aware of their responsibilities.
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  • Tradesmen Targeted By Criminals In Tool Theft ‘Epidemic’

    Dec 04, 2018
    In the UK, every 23 minutes a van is broken into and tools are stolen from it, costing tradespeople £100m a year in total. Let that sink in for a moment.
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  • Taxing Tradesmen

    Nov 22, 2018
    For builders, electricians, plumbers and all other tradespeople, tax enquiry insurance is the most sensible option against an increasingly aggressive HMRC.
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  • Tradespeople Are Healthiest Workers Despite The Notorious Bacon Butty

    Jul 19, 2017
    Research by Ironmongery Direct found that tradesmen are more active than fitness instructors and eat less sugary snacks than office workers, awarding them the title of healthiest workers in the UK.
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