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Tips for tradespeople working in winter.

7th November 20193-minute read

Tips for tradespeople working in winter

In cold, wet, and sometimes stormy weather, tradespeople face particular seasonal risks. Follow our tips to stay safe and keep warm while…

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UK sees a sharp upward curve in tool theft: a crime that’s risen 54% in just 2 years.

31st October 20192-minute read

UK sees a sharp upward curve in tool theft: a crime that’s risen 54% in just 2 years

The latest figures from Simply Business reveal a 54 per cent increase in tool theft claims across the UK between 2016 and 2018. What may be…

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Where do stolen tools end up? Find out by watching our documentary with On The Tools.

30th October 20191-minute read

Where do stolen tools end up? Find out by watching our documentary with On The Tools

A new Simply Business documentary created in partnership with On The Tools sheds more light on the tool theft crimewave that's sweeping the…

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Kind tradesman builds pensioner’s front step in exchange for ‘a cup of tea and a chat’.

8th October 20192-minute read

Kind tradesman builds pensioner’s front step in exchange for ‘a cup of tea and a chat’

What’s your estimate for a new front step? Here's how one tradesman's kindness was priceless to this 80-year-old pensioner. Lee Jackson, 3…

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Government called to take action as survey reveals 1 in 3 tradespeople fall victim to tool theft.

2nd October 20193-minute read

Government called to take action as survey reveals 1 in 3 tradespeople fall victim to tool theft

Research has revealed that more than a third of tradespeople fall victim to tool theft, prompting Simply Business to launch our campaign to…

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Tool theft at crisis point – one region breaches £800,000 of stolen gear in just one year.

20th September 20194-minute read

Tool theft at crisis point – one region breaches £800,000 of stolen gear in just one year

From Dumfries and Galloway to Somerset, Greater London to West Yorkshire, it seems no region of the UK is free from tool theft. Read some of…

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How to get an EORI number and prepare for Brexit: a guide for small businesses and the self-employed.

18th September 20193-minute read

How to get an EORI number and prepare for Brexit: a guide for small businesses and the self-employed

On 31 October 2019, the UK will leave the EU whether a deal is reached beforehand or not, according to the government. What will it mean for…

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How do I apply for a CSCS card?.

5th September 20193-minute read

How do I apply for a CSCS card?

If you want to work in construction, you’re going to need a CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card. A CSCS card shows that…

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Tool thieves beware – break into this electrician’s van and get a 1000-volt shock from his home-made alarm.

29th August 20192-minute read

Tool thieves beware – break into this electrician’s van and get a 1000-volt shock from his home-made alarm

After having £5,000 of his tools stolen in two years, 61-year-old electrician Ray Taylor decided to fit his Citroen Dispatch with his own…

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5 of the best reactions to the proposed ban on making hands-free calls while driving.

22nd August 20195-minute read

5 of the best reactions to the proposed ban on making hands-free calls while driving

The proposed ban has drawn a mixed reaction. Some suggest it will make the roads safer, while others believe it will be impossible to…

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