Simply Business Online UK Insurance Broker
“Simply Business is the UK’s largest online business insurance broker, currently insuring almost 200,000 SMEs and landlords.
Not only do we work hard to provide new businesses with the right insurance, but we spend a lot of time engaging with customers and providing relevant information and tips to UK businesses via our website’s knowledge section and our flourishing online community.
Our social media platforms have more followers and fans than anyone else in the insurance industry, including over 20,000 Twitter followers.
To talk to us you can call our UK contact centre, email us, or use a social media avenue such as @sb_help or our Simply Business Facebook page.
We also keep the start-up mentality at the heart of our own business, to make sure that we remain dynamic and relevant. Although we’ve come a long way since we launched in 2005, our aim has stayed the same. Our focus is on providing a flexible and intuitive online service, offering choice and reassurance to customers, right through from comparing quotes to making a claim. “
“Landlords in the UK need news and practical information to help them choose the right tenants, draw up tenancy agreements, maintain their properties, and understand their tax obligations. Our landlord knowledge section is here to help you succeed in the property market.”
“Business insurance is a vital priority for any UK SME. Whether you need public liability, professional indemnity, or employee liability, these tips and guides will help you understand your requirements and find the right cover.”
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“Starting a business in the UK is a challenge. You will need to choose a legal structure, develop your product, find customers, and keep accounts – and that’s just for starters. These tips and guides are here to help you start and grow your business effectively.”
Public liability insurance for your business
“Every business needs public liability insurance that is tailored to its specific risks and requirements. Taking out a flexible business insurance policy that includes public liability ensures that your business won’t lose out financially if an accident happens.
What does public liability insurance cover?
Public liability insurance is important for your business because it will pay out in the event that a mistake is made which causes an injury to a member of the public or customer, or which damages their property.
Incidents where customers slip or trip over are among the most common accidents which can result in public liability insurance claims. For example, if a spill on a shop floor isn’t marked sufficiently with a warning sign, and a customer slips and becomes injured as a result, they may claim for compensation. Public liability insurance covers this cost for a business.
An example of a claim:
A plumber was working on a domestic property within a block of flats but failed to fit caps properly whilst undertaking the repairs. This error caused water damage in the property for which he had been hired, as well as the property below.
What did the insurance company pay for? Damage caused was covered under the Public Liability section, costing a total of £15,000.
What did the insurance company not cover? £250 excess and any element of profit on the remedial works”
Shop insurance, tailored to your business
“Insurance for shops can be quite complex, as it covers a variety of risks. Because you are in personal contact with customers and suppliers, public liability insurance should be a priority. However, there are a few other equally important shop insurance covers to consider as well.
To help you choose the right covers for your business, we’ve made our quote form simple to use and our buying process easy to understand.
Save up to £400 on your shop, restaurant, and pub insurance
Research shows that our customers save up to £400* on their shop insurance, restaurant insurance, and pub insurance.
Trust us when it comes to getting insurance for your business. We’ll help you online or over the phone with one of our insurance experts.
Buying shop insurance with Simply Business
Build your ideal policy using our simple form
Compare quotes from a range of trusted insurers
Choose a quote and buy your policy online
Speak to our UK insurance team if you get stuck
Access your documents online instantly”
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