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Small Business Insurance

This section provides helpful guides, advice and features around the different insurance types available for UK small businesses. Small Business is also offering you the chance to find insurance quotes for bespoke, flexible business protection, ideal for startups and small businesses.

Key topics covered include: Business Insurance Types (such as public and employers’ liability insurance, tradesman insurance, key person insurance, business interruption and professional indemnity cover), How to Compare and Buy Insurance, Making Claims, and guides to picking the right cover for your category of business.

Make sure you understand risk and protect your business against losses and compensation claims. Find answers to your small business insurance questions by using the search facility top right or scroll through this category to match our case studies with your company’s needs.

How offering a death in service benefit can save you money

Taking out a group life insurance policy is often half the cost of what you would pay as an individual. And death-in-service insurance is one of the top three benefits employees want from a company

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What happens when a small business owner dies?

The sudden death or critical illness of a founder can have unwelcome consequences for a small business. Your SME could pass into the hand’s of an unwelcome family member or even be sold to a rival. Shareholder Protection Insurance allows you to plan your succession as you want.

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Can you afford not to offer business medical cover to your staff?

Private health insurance is the number one insurance benefit employees want. Given the race for talent and working days lost through illness, can you afford not to offer business medical cover?

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What types of insurance does a photography business need?

Our photography business insurance guide covers legal requirements and recommended add-ons plus lesser-known extras and restrictions. Find out all you need to know to make sure you are properly covered.

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Personal trainer business insurance: requirements, extras and restrictions

Personal trainer insurance can be confusing – what do you need and what can you do away with? We cover everything you need to know.

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What kind of insurance does your small business require?

We explore what insurance you need as a small business as well as the policies you should consider.

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Here’s the key insurance cover that your small business needs

Here, we analyse the key insurance cover that you will need for your small business when you begin trading.

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How one jeweller dealt with being rejected by insurance firms

Getting an insurance firm to take you on when you hold valuable stock can be challenging. Here's how one jeweller did it.

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Here’s the key insurance cover that your small business needs

Here, we analyse the key insurance cover that you will need for your small business when you begin trading.

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How one jeweller dealt with being rejected by insurance firms

Getting an insurance firm to take you on when you hold valuable stock can be challenging. Here's how one jeweller did it.

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The benefits of national insurance

Here, we look at the main benefits to paying National Insurance.

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Small business insurance: An essential guide

From liability insurance to property protection, small business owners must be aware of the measures to enact to protect their company. Here, we look at what cover is out there and speak to four businesses that put key policies in place.

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What you need to negotiate chauffeur insurance

We look at what what you need to know about starting your own chauffeur business, including risks and negotiating a deal on your insurance.

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Four factors to consider with business life insurance

This article explains the different aspects of business life insurance and why it’s something you should consider today.

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers

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Benefits of switching to the right business bank account

We've teamed up with the Current Account Switch Service to explain the benefits of switching your business bank account.

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Business Companion: a reliable voice in the misinformation age

Business Companion is a one-stop-shop for accurate and up-to-date legal guidance, whatever sector you’re in — and it’s all completely free