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Protect your home business in minutes

Home workers need just as much protection as every other business owner. You and your business are unique, and you need cover that’s tailored specifically to your needs.

With Simply Business you can build a single insurance policy in minutes, choosing from a range of vital covers including public liability, professional indemnity, and employers’ liability. You can also save money and hassle by adding buildings insurance, covering your home for both business and personal use.

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We can cover your online trade, with specialist online retailers’ insurance, built for businesses that sell on the web.

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What insurance do I need for my home business?

Your conventional home and contents policy may not cover your business items, so you may need a dedicated business insurance policy. The type of cover you need depends on your type of business and the risks you face, but these are popular choices for home businesses:

  • Public liability insurance Home business public liability insurance is worth considering if you have clients visiting your premises, as it can cover compensation payments and legal fees should you accidentally injure someone or damage their property.

  • Professional indemnity insurance If you give advice or offer professional services to other businesses, then professional indemnity insurance is important to consider. It can cover you if a client suffers a financial or professional loss because you've been negligent.

  • Business buildings insurance Business buildings insurance covers damage to the building your business is based in if it's hit by disasters such as fire or flooding. As a home business owner, you can save money by having just one business buildings policy to cover your home and your office.

Need more details? Hear more about your business cover options from our expert team in a quick set of videos. Just choose the cover you’re interested in and get some expert insight into how each option can help your business. You can also check out our business insurance FAQs.

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  • Make sure you read and understand the terms of your policy. With Simply Business you can read the policy documents in full before you buy
  • If you employ people, even in your own home, you’re legally obliged to take out employers’ liability insurance. Not doing this could lead to a heavy fine
  • Consider asking potential clients what level of professional indemnity cover they expect before you buy your insurance

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Why Simply Business?

  • Over 500,000 customers (and counting)
  • Online quotes, in under 10 minutes
  • Claims handled by an award-winning team
  • Quote comparisons from multiple insurers
  • An expert, UK-based contact centre

All of this, plus expert insight and connections in our Knowledge Centre, full of tips, articles, videos, and podcasts to help you run your business.

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It is a very good and easy to use service. I've been a customer for several years and the renewal system is very straight forward. I've always found the quotes competitive too. I'd definitely recommend Simply Business.

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