Archive for the Removals News Category

Reduced Severn Crossing Tolls

Reduced Severn Crossing Tolls Although the precise date is yet to be announced, the Severn River Crossings are due to come back into public ownership in late 2017 or early 2018. Once that happens, the Government is proposing to reduce tolls for cars and vans by 75% […]

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New Year Plans and New AIM

Making a Plan for 2017 Now we’re nearly a full week into 2017, it’s time to set the stage to make this year a better one than the last. January, (named for the Roman god of transition, Janus) is traditionally the month that we break all the […]

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Merry Christmas from AIM

Merry Christmas from AIM We would like to wish all movers a very happy Christmas and New Year holiday. The AIM office will now be closed until January 3rd 2017. In an emergency, AIM members can contact us by email.

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Scam Warning

Scam Warning In November of last year, we alerted movers to a scam related to refunds for partially cancelled commercial work. The scam involved refunding money directly into a bank account, when the payment was made by credit card. This year, there’s a similar scam to look […]

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Financial Standing Increase

Financial Standing Increase From 1st January 2017, the financial standing requirements for vehicle operators will increase. This increase is not a change to the regulation, but due to the Euro exchange rate. The base figure of EUR 9000 for the first vehicle and EUR 5000 for each […]

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AIM transition to an Association

AIM transition to an Association Since our announcement last week, that the Alliance of Independent Movers will change to the Association of Independent Movers in 2017, we’ve received many questions from members and non-members. Here are just a few; Why are you making the change now? It […]

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Major Changes for AIM

Major Changes for AIM When AIM was formed in 2013, the founders wanted to create a new trade association that was not only administered by people from within the industry, but was owned and governed by its members. This wasn’t as easy as it seemed. To be […]

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Be Prepared

Be Prepared by Paul Dyde Consultancy It is every company owner’s worry, especially during the winter months that one of their vehicles is involved in a traffic incident, not only that with ‘no win no fee’ claims for whiplash, neck or back injuries from the third party […]

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Details in Written Quotes

Details in Written Quotes As we have mentioned in previous newsletters, written communication is vital to preventing misunderstandings and disputes over contractual obligations. If it’s not in writing, it obviously does not form part of the written contract. However, verbal contracts and agreements can still be valid […]

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After the Show

After the Show Another successful Movers & Storers Show is behind us and we are happy to say we met a lot of interesting, friendly people. We can now focus on turning some of those meetings into real benefits for our members, including increasing our membership numbers […]

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