Archive for the Removals News Category

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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Should Removals Insurance be Mandatory?

Should Removals Insurance be Mandatory? In the UK removals industry, the majority of movers offer removals insurance as an option. The standard practice is to inform the customer that the alternative to removals insurance is a limited liability of (usually) £40.00 per item. This can often be

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DVSA Tester Shortage

DVSA Tester Shortage Movers are increasingly finding it difficult to book annual vehicle tests, which has resulted in some trucks being taken off the road. Scott, from Central Moves said, “I’ve never had this before. I tried booking annual tests and couldn’t get booked in for several

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ULEZ Expansion

ULEZ Expansion On the 8th April 2019, an Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be in place in central London. Most vehicles will need to meet the tighter exhaust emission standards or pay a daily charge to travel within the ULEZ area. This area will be expanded to

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Social Media v Company Website

Social Media v Company Website   Recently, there have been discussions on social media about the value of company websites and the increased reliance on social media platforms for marketing. The argument against investing in a website is usually something like; “Everyone is on Facebook, so that’s

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Clean Air Zones

Clean Air Zones On the 11th May 2018, the London Mayor set out his “bold strategy to make London the greenest global city”. This, of course, primarily means stricter controls over vehicle emissions. The Mayor’s Environment Strategy includes bringing forward the introduction of zero-emission zones (ZEZ) from

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Customer Satisfaction

Customer Satisfaction According to a 2018 survey by consumer watchdog Which?, 10% of home movers experienced problems with their removals company. As with most surveys, there is likely to be a degree of bias in the data (and Which? subscribers may not be a precise representation of

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GDPR – Website Enquiries

GDPR  – Website Enquiries Most movers have a website that they use to gather information about prospective customers. Whether this is by means of a simple enquiry form or a more detailed quote request form, the data gathered can be used to identify an individual, so it

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A Quiet Year, So Far

A Quiet Year, So Far   For most UK domestic movers, business has been slow this year. The reasons are not entirely clear, but there seems to be too little interest in moving home, so not enough work to keep us all busy. We can only guess

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MOT Rule Changes – 2018

MOT Rule Changes – 2018   On 20th May 2018, the MOT will change to include three new defect categories. The new defect categories will be; Dangerous – A direct and immediate risk to road safety or has a serious impact on the environment. FAIL. Do not

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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