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Powered Now - admin made easy

9th August 2022

To help reduce the amount of time a tradesperson spends doing paperwork, Trade Direct Insurance has partnered with Powered Now to offer exclusive support and access to their app.

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Working safely in warmer weather

8th August 2022

As summer temperatures in the UK soar, working outside in the extreme heat might prove riskier for tradespeople. Managing the safety of workers is paramount, but many smaller firms can't afford to stop working.

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Clean air zone charges: The growing cost of not going green

25th April 2022

The UK government's long-term plan to transition to zero-emission road transport is summarised in the Road to Zero strategy. It includes the introduction of 'Clean Air Zones' to improve the air quality in highly polluted areas.

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Over a quarter of van drivers have tools stolen from their vans

1st March 2022

Tool theft isn’t a new issue, but it continues to plague tradespeople. The consequences of these kinds of losses are devastating for builders who are often forced to delay their work until replacement tools are available.

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Electric fleets: Thinking about plugging in?

17th February 2022

Sales of electric vehicles (EV) across the country are increasing. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) noted a higher uptake of plug-in vehicles in 2021 than during the whole of the previous decade.

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10 new road laws that your fleet drivers should be aware of

17th February 2022

New driving laws introduced under the Highway Code on January 29, 2022, represent some of the most significant changes most drivers will have seen for many years.

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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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