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Tips to prepare your house for winter

10th December 2021

With storm Barra devastating many parts of the UK this week, Trade Direct has some simple steps to help your customers safeguard their homes against extreme winter weather.

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What’s the difference between BFSCs and LOSCs?

22nd March 2021

Bona-fide subcontractors (BFSCs) are hired to complete a specific job, usually one that the main contractor and his employees cannot do. Labour-only subcontractors (LOSCs) work under the main contractor’s supervision and are usually hired when the main contractor needs extra employees for a job. What does this mean for liability insurance?

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What does Professional Indemnity cover?

4th March 2021

If you provide professional advice or services to someone, and that service you provided was ill advised and the cause of them losing money – they could take legal action against you. Professional Indemnity insurance is designed to cover the legal costs or expenses you might incur from facing such a claim.

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What insurance do I need as tradesman?

27th January 2022

It is important for tradespeople to be aware of what insurances are available to them. If you are employed by someone else, it’s not likely that you will need to arrange your own tradesman insurance, but do check with your employer to see if they have the right cover in place.

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A "Big Thank You"

8th July 2020

We’re really proud to say a “Big Thank You” to all the tradesmen and women.

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After the lockdown ends – staying safe

10th June 2020

We’re all looking forward to the Covid-19 pandemic ending, but there will be a period of time where we will need to work whilst remaining vigilant about how we work on site. Social distancing measures are likely to be in place for some time. 

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After Covid-19 – are you prepared?

9th June 2020

Returning to work after Covid-19 might feel like a long way off, however now could be an ideal time to prepare for re-opening your business after the lockdown. Have you thought about how you will restart your business operations once the country starts to return to work?  Will your suppliers be re-opening in time for you to get all the materials you need?

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Keep your tools safe with some simple steps

15th June 2020

We’re all aware there’s been a steep increase in tool theft recently. It’s estimated a van is broken into every 23 minutes. We know just how important tools are to your livelihoods, so we’ve brought together some tips to help keep your gear safe.

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Guest Post: How To Reduce Time Spent On Paperwork

29th July 2020

You could be spending 2.5 months every year perfecting your paperwork. Let’s see about trimming that down…

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