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What Does The 2018 Spring Statement Hold For Couriers? (And Who Will Be The Winners And The Losers?)

What Does The 2018 Spring Statement Hold For Couriers? (And Who Will Be The Winners And The Losers?)

The Spring Statement (the Budget in old money) is always a time of concern for couriers given the possible changes in fuel duty, insurance premium tax and vehicle excise duty. This month’s statement could be more significant than most, however, as the chancellor looks to balance the needs of clean air with those of commercial vehicle drivers, and the rights of van drivers versus those of delivery company owners.

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Couriers: Time To Ditch The Diesel?

Couriers: Time To Ditch The Diesel?

Diesel vehicles – be they vans, cars or trucks – have been the norm for most couriers for years, but in recent years they have come in for a lot of criticism and a lot of extra costs. Between excise duty rises – and look out for more of those in the Budget – the introduction of extra charges that affect the cost of running a diesel, such as London’s T-Charge and Islington’s £2 per day parking surcharge for diesels, they’re starting to become far less economical.

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How To Become A Lifestyle Courier

How To Become A Lifestyle Courier

We’ve seen a boom in the number of courier insurance quotes we’ve been asked for lately. As the UK’s so-called ‘gig economy’ continues to grow, so more and more people are looking for self-employed work as couriers, either with firms such as Hermes and DPD or on their own. It’s now estimated that these ‘lifestyle couriers’ make around 15% of UK parcel deliveries and that figure is set to rise sharply as online shopping continues to thrive.

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How To Save On Van Insurance

How To Save On Van Insurance

No matter what you use you van for – be it for work as a courier, a tradesman or as a delivery driver – you’ve probably noticed that your van insurance quotes have risen this year. We’ll get into the reasons behind the increases later, but to help you get cheap van insurance cover Coversure Redditch have put together some simple, industry-insider’s tips on how you can beat the rises and keep your costs of cover down.

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Courier Insurance: 10 Ways To Save

Courier Insurance: 10 Ways To Save

Want to save on your courier insurance cover? Then read on… Courier cover costs have been on the rise this year thanks largely to the changes in the Ogden Rate, increases in Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) and inflation which have all pushed up premiums. There are though ways you can beat the price hikes, and in this latest blog from Coversure Redditch – the van and courier insurance specialists – we’ll share our top ten tips for saving on your cover.

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