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Discounts to help reduce your business costs

Discounts to help reduce your business costs

16 November 2022

We know insurance is just one of the many costs of running your business, so we've teamed up with some companies to help Trade Direct Insurance customers* save money on useful products and services.
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Clean air zone charges: the growing cost of not going green

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

17 October 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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Accidents at work: Keeping safe while working onsite

Accidents at work: Keeping safe while working onsite

12 September 2022

According to the latest official Health and Safety Executive (HSE) figures, the number of construction workers who died on site last year was 16.7 percent lower than the five-year average.
Powered Now - admin made easy

Powered Now - admin made easy

09 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.
Working safely in warmer weather

Working safely in warmer weather

08 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.
Over a quarter of van drivers have tools stolen from their vans

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

01 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.
Electric fleets: Thinking about plugging in?

Electric fleets: Thinking about plugging in?

17 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.
10 new road laws that your fleet drivers should be aware of

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

25 January 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.
Tips to prepare your house for winter

Tips to prepare your house for winter

10 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.
What’s the difference between BFSCs and LOSCs?

What’s the difference between BFSCs and LOSCs?

22 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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