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Building near trees

In the era of intense building developments, tradespeople across the county are increasingly faced with a difficult obstacle to overcome; trees. While most trees that grow near buildings cause no damage, some require further attention. In this blog, we provide an overview of the possible implications of building around trees. What are the implications of...

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Keeping our members moving for less

Some tradespeople probably feel like they spend a lifetime stuck in the back of a van. They might not be far off, between driving them to jobs and scouring through them for tools, it’s the closest thing many of us have to a stable working location. In fact, recent research from the Federation of Master...

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Top tips for van livery

There are a number of ways to make your van more eye-catching and attract more business in the process. In this article, we detail our top tips to ensure you’re getting the most from your vehicle’s design. Why make your van stand out? • Helps to build credibility, making your business look trustworthy. • Known...

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Starting your Checkatrade journey

All journeys have to start somewhere. For the Checkatrade journey, it all begins with our New Business team. They’re the department in charge with helping tradespeople at the earliest stages of setting up their profiles. We spoke with Daniel Wearn, a New Business Advisor, about his role and how he’s helping make it far easier...

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What help is available if you are sick or injured and can’t work?

For self-employed professionals, one of the biggest issues is that when you are not working, you are not earning. A worst-case scenario is being unable to work for extended periods of time due to long term sickness or injury.  Here, we provide an overview of some of the help that’s out there, if the worst...

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Should I Become VAT Registered?

Only when your business exceeds a turnover of £85,000 do you have to become VAT registered. However, some companies do decide to register for VAT before they hit this threshold. Here we explore the pros and cons. What are the benefits of becoming VAT registered? Many companies decide to register for VAT before they hit...

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Keeping Your Books in Order

Looking after your finances can be stressful, but with some planning it’s possible to make the task easier to keep on top of. In this blog, we detail how best to go about the process. Should I hire an accountant? If you struggle with any of the following, then you should consider hiring an accountant:...

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10 Tips for Cheaper Business Energy

With energy prices on the rise, businesses are seeking out the best energy deals to mitigate the effects of recent energy price hikes. There are two main elements to your business energy bill – your consumption data and your energy contract rates. Reducing your energy costs means looking for reductions in both. Sourcing the best...

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