New Membership Rule

Member to Member Payment Terms

This week’s Steering Group was attended by several members and guests. As usual, the meeting was very informal and social with much of the time being used for networking. However, there was also serious debate and discussion on a number of issues.

The main focus of the meeting was payments between members.

It was agreed that, although AIM is not here to police financial transactions between members, there should be a rule to protect members from unnecessarily late payments.

The majority of the members present agreed to a maximum of a 30 days payment term, unless individual terms were discussed between members prior to accepting the job.

Any late payers are to be reported to AIM, where a representative would contact the company to remind them of the 30 day term. Sanctions may be imposed on the late payer, at the discretion of AIM and the Steering Group.

This change to the Membership Rules is due to be added at the next revision. If you are a member and you disagree with this decision, please contact Scott Rust.


The Steering Group is a vital contributor to the development of AIM and all members are welcome to take part.

Review Cards

review cardsCompleted AIM review cards have started to arrive at the AIM offices. These cards are completed by the public and sent directly to AIM.

So far, the reviews have been impressive and will contribute to the selection process for the AIM Mover of the Year Awards.

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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.