Campaign to Save the Industry

Campaign for the Suspension of Stamp Duty to Help the Housing Market

AIM and the removals industry in general requires your help to ensure we survive the current crisis. Since we are heavily reliant on the housing market, we ask you to contact your MP and the Chancellor of the Exchequer to request a suspension of Stamp Duty in order to stimulate the market.

Please use the following templates to write to your MP and the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Letter to Chancellor

Letter to MP – Suspension of Stamp Duty

Find your local MP.

Free COVID-19 Risk Assessment Templates

Due to the importance of tackling COVID-19, we have made the following files available to all movers, including non-members.

These Risk Assessments should be used together.

Please use them as templates and edit as required.

Other documents are available to AIM Members on the AIM Hub.

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The Association Of Independent Movers
Unit 4, Skills Centre,
Twickenham Trading Estate,
Rugby Road,
Phone:0208 892 0369


COVID-19 Statement

Although there is no rule to prevent them from doing so, not all removals businesses are working during the Coronavirus measures advised by the Government.

Those that are working have been provided with clear guidelines by the Government and supported by AIM, with safe working procedures, specific documents and frequent information updates.

Removals firms

Removal firms are able to operate and should follow the latest government guidance on safer working. Where moves are carried out, social distancing should be followed.
Companies should ensure employees understand how to operate safely and communicate this to customers.

  • Removers should contact the household in advance to check that no member of the household is showing symptoms of coronavirus or self-isolating. If they are, works should be delayed.
  • They should also encourage households to ensure all internal doors are open and surfaces and possessions have been cleaned with household cleaning products prior to them entering the property.
  • No work should be carried out by a person who has coronavirus symptoms, however mild.
  • Removers should wash their hands on entering the property using separate towels of paper towels which need to be washed or disposed of safely after use.
  • Removers should seek to minimise contact with homeowners and remain 2 metres apart from householders at all times.
  • Removers should implement a buddy system and ensure that the same people work together when moving bulky items and furniture.
  • Removers should bring their own refreshments but you should ensure they have access to hand washing facilities, using separate towels or paper towels if possible,
    which should be washed or disposed of safely afterwards.