Archive for the Moving Trade Association Category

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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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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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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The Value of Membership Logos

At AIM we offer far more to our members than just the logo, but that implies the logo itself is not a valuable asset. This is not the case – particularly when the logo is displayed on a website. Removals customers will usually do some research on […]

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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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Tail Lift Regulations

Tail Lift Regulations To comply with the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER), employers are required to ensure any lifting equipment is regularly inspected and records kept. This includes tail lifts. Although not specifically designed to convey people, tail lifts do so during their day […]

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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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