How not to run your business!

I recently heard out about a tree surgeon who damaged somebody’s car due to a large branch falling on it.  After some ‘persuasion’ the vehicle owner agreed to claim on their car insurance. Matter closed?? Of course not. The vehicle insurer then pursued the tree surgeon for the damage and all the litigation costs.  This…

We are the lucky ones!

Lest we forget. Make sure you fall silent on Wednesday 11th November at 11am. Remember those who protect our freedom and those who have fallen in previous times. If you donate on-line then the British Legion can reclaim the tax. www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/ways-to-give/donate

Keep Working-Safely!

Remember you CAN work in a lock down! In the last lock down the Arb Association received the flowing letter from Lord Goldsmith – Minister of State. ‘Arboriculturists should therefore be able to continue with outdoor work, where they can continue to follow Public Health England guidelines’ See the full letter below:- https://www.trees.org.uk/Trees.org.uk/files/c1/c1e54299-9032-4c31-a1fa-65acfa7831c4.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1L5j2741mXGX4frUtuOt8lUUDkW9UxSo9epPiVeYz262VHxFTnm2WoOhk Please share…

Stay Covered!

You MUST inform insurers if there are any changes to your business such as, but not limited to:- Converting to a Limited Company Taking on more subbies/staff Increases to your projected turnover If you switched from driving a Ford Fiesta to a new Mercedes and it was stolen, you probably would not be covered if…

The Last Domino

The last Domino! Is there any point in incorporating these days? This is a harder call now due recent taxation changes-☹ It is certainly less clear cut now but there are still some big advantages to trading as a Limited Company. The limitation of liability itself is probably the biggest advantage. In a world where the…

Boiling Blood!

If you have ever wondered why your business insurance costs are going up then read this but be warned it will make your blood boil. I personally dealt with this case and I was gobsmacked with the outcome.    A subbie injured himself whilst texting his girlfriend near some equipment. He tripped because he was…

Toxic Beauty

To many people, a rhododendron is a beautiful plant which has been ‘encouraged’ to grow. Like many introduced species it is causing havoc to our ecosystem. This plant is responsible for the destruction of many native habitats. It has spread from people’s gardens to many once wild habitats. Apparently, it is a competitive plant that…