Archive for the Removals Trade Association Category

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  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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Why Use an AIM Member

Why Use an AIM Member? The Association of Independent Movers was formed to bring together removals companies that agree to comply with a code of practice that protects customers from bad business practises. The UK removals industry is unregulated, which means anyone with a van can offer

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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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Mover of the Year

Movers of the Year 2016 We are pleased to announce the winners of the AIM Mover of the Year Awards. The Commercial Mover of the Year 2016/17/18 is Ark Relocation. The Domestic Mover of the Year 2016 is All Moves UK Ltd. The AIM Mover of the

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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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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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Company Image and First Impressions

Company Image and First Impressions If you have ever been told by a customer that they chose you over a cheaper mover, you have probably benefitted from a good company image and have created a strong first impression. It is unlikely that the customer knows how hard

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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

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