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  GDPR – One Year On It has now been a year since the General Data Protection Regulations came into force and the impact has been negligible. As far as we at AIM are aware, the GDPR has caused no significant problems for movers in the UK.

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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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Complaints & Communication

Complaints & Communication Considering the nature of our business, complaints about (and to) removals companies are quite rare. That’s why they seem like such a big deal when they happen. Maintaining a good reputation is a major part of growing a business and having a good, well

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Mover of the Year

Movers of the Year 2016 We are pleased to announce the winners of the AIM Mover of the Year Awards. The Commercial Mover of the Year 2016/17/18 is Ark Relocation. The Domestic Mover of the Year 2016 is All Moves UK Ltd. The AIM Mover of the

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Removals Software

Removals Software There are many benefits to using a software system designed specifically for removals administration. Having everything, (from enquiry to acceptance) tracked and stored in one application saves a lot of time and helps to eliminate administration errors. Removals Manager are offering all AIM members a

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Event of the Year

Event of the Year The Movers & Storers Show is the event of the year for independent movers and storers. There is no requirement to be a member of any trade association, there is no obligation to buy anything and it’s free to attend, (if you order

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Debt Recovery

Debt Recovery Generally, removals customers pay for their move in advance, so in the majority of cases there is no outstanding bill after the move is completed. On rare occasions (and usually due to significant extra work) the customer may have their bill increased but this is

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DVSA Consultation on Driving Test

DVSA Consultation on Driving Test On 14th July 2016, the DVSA launched a consultation on changes to the driving test. This consultation will allow members of the public to put forward their ideas on testing if new drivers are ready for the modern driving environment. The changes are

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Recruitment and the Driver Shortage

Recruiting Reliable Staff Finding the right staff can be difficult for removals businesses, as it’s a unique industry requiring an unusual combination of skills. Drivers and Porters Many recruitment agencies fail to see the substantial differences between the work of a furniture delivery driver and that of

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Company Image and First Impressions

Company Image and First Impressions If you have ever been told by a customer that they chose you over a cheaper mover, you have probably benefitted from a good company image and have created a strong first impression. It is unlikely that the customer knows how hard

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