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Whether you’re selling at craft fairs or at market stalls, getting the right insurance cover is crucial.
Public liability insurance is a key cover for craft businesses, as it covers you against claims made by a member of the public for injury or damage caused by your business. For instance if someone was badly injured when they tripped over stock beside your craft stall, they could make a compensation claim against you.
Product liability insurance can also be really important for crafters, as it covers you against compensation claims made for injury or damage that’s caused by one of your products. Even if you haven’t made the product yourself, in some situations you may still be liable for compensation claims.
Build a tailored crafters insurance policy with these core covers, and opt to add additional protection like stock insurance if you need it.
Cover from £6.82 a month, get insured in minutes. (10% of direct debit customers repay their annual policy in 10 monthly payments of £6.82 or less across all our trades insured. Based on data from 1 October 2019 - 31 March 2020, for comparison only. Cancellation charges may apply, please refer to our full terms & conditions.)Start your quote
While generally public liability insurance is not a legal requirement in the UK, it is very popular with craft stalls, as well as with other businesses that regularly come into contact with members of the public, as it can cover compensation costs if someone sues your business for injury or damage. Read more about why you may need public liability insurance.
Public liability insurance from Simply Business comes with product liability insurance, which can be particularly important for crafters, as it protects your business in the event that your product causes injury or damage to a person or their property.
If you sell your craft products online, we’ve designed a lovely new online retail insurance with you in mind. We offer excellent value and extensive cover, with stock insurance part of the package. Whether you’re a home-based business or high street retailer, our online retail insurance offers a tailored solution.
If you're thinking about turning your hobby into a career, be sure to read our step-by-step guide on how to start a craft business in the UK.
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