Archive for the Removal Trade news Category

B2B Contracts – Buyer Beware

B2B Contracts – Buyer Beware Unlike with consumer contracts, the laws for business to business contracts offer very little protection to the buyer. If, as a consumer, you purchase a product or service that is not delivered as specified in the contract, you have a range of

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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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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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Removals Brokers

Removals Brokers Now the Brexit referendum is over, we can turn our attention back to issues more specific to removals and storage, like the news that Movinga will be pulling out of the UK market. In January, it was reported that Movinga had raised nearly £17 million

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Calls for Hands-Free Ban

Calls for Hands-Free Ban A recent story reported by a growing number of news outlets is that hands-free phone use is dangerous while driving. The story is based around a study by the University of Sussex which concludes, “Imagery-inducing distraction leads to cognitive tunnelling and deteriorated driving

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Diesel Tax Increase?

Diesel Tax Increase to Tackle Pollution-Related Death Rate. The Government may be considering a diesel tax hike to reduce toxic levels of nitrogen oxide. The Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin suggested to the London Evening Standard that the Chancellor should look at reversing the tax breaks given in

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Payment Terms, Drug Driving & Bridge Heights

B2B Payment Terms When dealing business to business it is common practice for the supplier to agree to the customer’s payment terms, (usually 30 days). We would never allow a private customer to dictate when we are paid. They agree to our terms or the job is

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New Member – Lomond Removals

New Member – Lomond Removals We are pleased to welcome Lomond Removals as our newest member. Lomond Removals provide a full range of removals and storage services, nationally and internationally. They can provide trade storage at good rates, in their 20,000 sq ft of warehouse space. With

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Really Moving’s Refund Policy Change

Really Moving’s Refund Policy Change Following a comment made on social media about Really Moving’s refunds for uncontactable leads, we wrote to them for clarification about changes to their policy. On its own, the addition to their policy seems harsh, but when viewed as part of the

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Newsletter

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.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/government-advice-on-home-moving-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak