Archive for the Removals News Category

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

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Five New Members

Matthew James Removals & Storage Ltd We are pleased to announce that Matthew James has joined AIM as a Platinum Member and Sponsor. As a member and sponsor of AIM, Matthew James Removals is pro-active in raising service levels and standards within the industry, particularly in the

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Dispute Resolution Service

Dispute Resolution Service Over the last few months AIM has been working hard to find the best supplier of Dispute Resolution services for all our members. We have identified one such provider and negotiated a deal that would benefit all AIM members and their customers. Once implemented,

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Merry Christmas

  Merry Christmas from all at AIM We wish all our readers a very merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.   AIM Partners with ReloAdvisor ReloAdvisor is a premium lead generator for international moves. They only recommend removals companies that are members of a legitimate Trade

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AIM Workshop

  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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Owning Your Data

Owning Your Data The data you collect while running your business is a valuable commodity. A commodity is something that has intrinsic value and can therefore be sold and anything that has a resale value also has a risk of theft. We don’t usually see our data

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ECMT – Driving in the EU after Brexit | DVSA Roadside Payments

ECMT – Driving in the EU after Brexit.   If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, movers will need extra documentation to drive in the EU and EEA. The current documentation may cease to be recognised after 29th March 2019. Fortunately, there is guidance available

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Complaint Handling and Reputation

Complaint Handling and Reputation Before joining AIM, an applicant’s complaint procedure is checked to ensure it meets certain standards because a strong complaints procedure is vital for protecting a company’s reputation. Every business receives complaints, either directly (by phone, letter or email), or indirectly via social media

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Avoiding Overloading

Avoiding Overloading In recent years, many movers have decreased their vehicle sizes in favour of 3.5T vans. This trend, (originally due to HGV driver shortages) is likely to increase with the introduction of more Low Emission Zones throughout the UK. A standard 3.5T van only has a

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Movers & Storers Show | Google Update

The Movers & Storers Show The Movers & Storers Show is totally independent and open to all movers, whether they are a member of a trade body or not. This year, the show will be in Manchester on 21st & 22nd November. Of course, AIM will have

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The Association Of Independent Movers
Unit 4, Skills Centre,
Twickenham Trading Estate,
Rugby Road,
Twickenham,
TW1 1DG
Phone:0208 892 0369

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