Archive for the Removals News Category

AIM and Peninsula Partnership

AIM and Peninsula Partnership Thanks to a partnership between Alliance of Independent Movers and Peninsula, (the UK’s largest employment law & health and safety consultancy) we can now offer all our Members easy access to Peninsula’s full range of services on preferential terms. Members can now take […]

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Staff Training

Staff Training Looking back over the last year’s jobs can give valuable insight into staff training needs. Combined with an overview of staff training records, this can help us to determine which drivers, porters and office staff would benefit from more training. All movers train their staff, […]

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Increasing or Upgrading the Fleet

Increasing or Upgrading the Fleet Traditionally a quiet month for UK domestic removals, February could be a good time to consider making changes to the fleet. As we mentioned in our first newsletter of this year, looking back over the previous year’s operations can give us insight […]

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Allocating Staff and Vehicles to Jobs

Allocating Staff and Vehicles to Jobs Generally, we tend to allocate resources depending on the size of the vehicle required and who usually drives it. Porters often make up the majority of the part-time labour force, so availability is usually the key factor when allocating the rest […]

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Choosing the Right Insurance

Choosing the Right Insurance As any good broker will tell you, there is no off-the-shelf insurance package that suits every removals business. This still holds true for businesses that carry out similar work and are similar in size. That is to say, two businesses that have the […]

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Reduced Severn Crossing Tolls

Reduced Severn Crossing Tolls Although the precise date is yet to be announced, the Severn River Crossings are due to come back into public ownership in late 2017 or early 2018. Once that happens, the Government is proposing to reduce tolls for cars and vans by 75% […]

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New Year Plans and New AIM

Making a Plan for 2017 Now we’re nearly a full week into 2017, it’s time to set the stage to make this year a better one than the last. January, (named for the Roman god of transition, Janus) is traditionally the month that we break all the […]

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Merry Christmas from AIM

Merry Christmas from AIM We would like to wish all movers a very happy Christmas and New Year holiday. The AIM office will now be closed until January 3rd 2017. In an emergency, AIM members can contact us by email.

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Scam Warning

Scam Warning In November of last year, we alerted movers to a scam related to refunds for partially cancelled commercial work. The scam involved refunding money directly into a bank account, when the payment was made by credit card. This year, there’s a similar scam to look […]

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Financial Standing Increase

Financial Standing Increase From 1st January 2017, the financial standing requirements for vehicle operators will increase. This increase is not a change to the regulation, but due to the Euro exchange rate. The base figure of EUR 9000 for the first vehicle and EUR 5000 for each […]

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