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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 to claim on your public liability insurance

Claims made against SMEs can be particularly damaging. Here SmalllBusiness.co.uk and Chris Slater, head of insurance at online business insurance comparator SimplyBusiness.co.uk, offer some top tips to ensure you have adequate public liability insurance.

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Business continuity in a flash

Fires, floods and flu get all the headlines, but it's the less obvious perils that bring down the majority of businesses. Here we look at ways to prevent your company becoming a lightning rod for disaster.

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Insuring your business against disaster

Fail to get the right insurance and your business could go up in smoke. Read our guide on which cover you can and can't afford not to have.

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Trade credit insurance hurting retailers

Retailers being refused trade credit insurance is leading to problems in the industry, especially for small to medium-sized businesses, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) warns.

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‘Underinsurance leaves firms open to claims’

Many small businesses are underinsured - meaning that they could potentially face legal claims amounting to more than £3 billion, according to research.

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Can you afford to ignore flood risk?

Small businesses are more at risk from flooding than fire - and the effects can be 30 times as costly as burglary - yet many businesses still do not have any measures in place to protect their property or staff from flooding, says , the Environment Agency.

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What is Professional Indemnity Insurance cover?

Professional indemnity insurance cover could protect your business from financially crippling and often reputation-damaging claims by dissatisfied clients. Find out how.

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Security for your business premises

Nationally, burglary is one of the most common types of crime experienced by businesses, with higher rates of re-burglary than domestic properties. This article runs through the main measures to ensure the on-site security of your business premises and minimise risk.

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What is Professional Indemnity Insurance cover?

Professional indemnity insurance cover could protect your business from financially crippling and often reputation-damaging claims by dissatisfied clients. Find out how.

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Security for your business premises

Nationally, burglary is one of the most common types of crime experienced by businesses, with higher rates of re-burglary than domestic properties. This article runs through the main measures to ensure the on-site security of your business premises and minimise risk.

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A guide to Professional Indemnity insurance

If it has been recommended you have professional indemnity, but you're a little unclear about exactly how this insurance works to protect your business, you may appreciate this simple, easy-to-understand beginners guide written by leading specialist insurer Hiscox.

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Key facts about liability insurance for trainees

In this article we look at whether you need liability insurance if you are setting up a co-operative business where you will be training staff.

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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