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The AIM Members’ Hub is Now Live

The AIM Members’ Hub is Now Live The members’ hub is now live and available for use. AIM Members Only Free to sign up and use Categorised forum Downloadable documents Status updates Member feedback Articles and Blogs Request or offer help between Members Topical discussions Share photos […]

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Postponements and Cancellations

Postponements and Cancellations One of the problems frequently faced by UK movers is cancellations and postponements by customers. If this happens multiple times over a short period, it can lead to insufficient income to cover the wages for the full-time staff and the static overheads of the […]

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Updating Risk Assessments

Reviewing and Updating Risk Assessments The Health and Safety Executive states, on their risk assessment template, “All employers must conduct a risk assessment. If you have fewer than five employees you don’t have to write anything down.” However, even if the business has fewer than five employees, […]

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Proposed changes to ULEZ

Proposed changes to ULEZ The Ultra Low Emission Zone was due to come into effect in September 2020, but may be brought forward to April 2019, with some changes. The ULEZ, (which is in addition to the Congestion Charge and the Low Emission Zone requirements) was originally […]

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Overnight Allowance

Overnight Allowance Until now, UK removers have been able to give their employees a tax free payment to cover overnight expenses, without the need to produce receipts. There is a maximum allowance of £34.90 per night, or £26.20 for those using a sleeper cab. These amounts are […]

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Misleading Advertising

Misleading Advertising Any deceit in advertising, (including the use of misleading images) is a severe reputational risk. The damage caused by just one badly conceived advert can undermine years of work in building a business’s reputation. This isn’t a huge problem for large companies that can spend […]

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Managing Sickness Absence Effectively

Managing Sickness Absence Effectively

Managing Sickness Absence Effectively There are generally two types of sickness absence – persistent bouts of short term absence, and long term absence attributable to serious illness or disease. It is wise for employers to recognise the distinction between the two and treat them differently. Absence costs […]

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Consistent Profit Margin

Consistent Profit Margin A quick and easy way to price jobs is to add a set figure to the fuel, materials and wages, while adding in a proportion of static overheads. Although it can be effective to price jobs this way, using a set figure instead of […]

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Advertising and Marketing

Advertising and Marketing Professional and competent movers will often get a significant amount of work from repeat business and recommendations, but this is rarely enough to keep a business going, particularly if it wants to expand. Most movers now have a website to advertise their services, but […]

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Joining a Trade Association

Joining a Trade Association Reasons for joining a trade association will generally fall into two categories. The first category is focused around the business. Trade associations usually offer their members advice and support in a wide range of areas including employment law, business regulations and training. At […]

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