Archive for the Removals News Category

AIM transition to an Association

AIM transition to an Association Since our announcement last week, that the Alliance of Independent Movers will change to the Association of Independent Movers in 2017, we’ve received many questions from members and non-members. Here are just a few; Why are you making the change now? It […]

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Major Changes for AIM

Major Changes for AIM When AIM was formed in 2013, the founders wanted to create a new trade association that was not only administered by people from within the industry, but was owned and governed by its members. This wasn’t as easy as it seemed. To be […]

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Be Prepared

Be Prepared by Paul Dyde Consultancy It is every company owner’s worry, especially during the winter months that one of their vehicles is involved in a traffic incident, not only that with ‘no win no fee’ claims for whiplash, neck or back injuries from the third party […]

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Details in Written Quotes

Details in Written Quotes As we have mentioned in previous newsletters, written communication is vital to preventing misunderstandings and disputes over contractual obligations. If it’s not in writing, it obviously does not form part of the written contract. However, verbal contracts and agreements can still be valid […]

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After the Show

After the Show Another successful Movers & Storers Show is behind us and we are happy to say we met a lot of interesting, friendly people. We can now focus on turning some of those meetings into real benefits for our members, including increasing our membership numbers […]

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DVSA and 3.5T Operators

DVSA and 3.5T Operators There has been a lot of speculation recently, about whether the DVSA plans to bring 3.5T vehicles into the current O’ Licence system. Although there has been no official announcement, rumours and gossip on the subject are widespread. Based on the principle that […]

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AIM Coverage

AIM Coverage UK coverage by AIM Members continues to grow, with more new members due to be announced soon. We currently have members covering England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, with a non-UK member in Ireland. Combined with our overseas Associate Members, this provides a very useful […]

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Winter Storage

Winter Storage Having some insight into what people are searching for on Google helps savvy internet marketers to target potential customers with more precision. There are many tools available that will help website owners to choose the right keywords but there is one powerful free tool that […]

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Are Your Ts & Cs Current?

Are Your Ts & Cs Current? As a removals company grows and develops, new practices and policies are put in place. Sometimes this can be done by verbal instruction, particularly in smaller offices where writing a memo to pass across a desk to the only other staff […]

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Removals Insurance and IPT Rise

Insurance Premium Tax Changes The rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) increases on Saturday, 1st October 2016 from 9.5% to 10%. This means all movers that sell insurance need to increase the rate as from tomorrow. For those using removals administration software, settings will need to be […]

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