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Holiday homes on the rise: Homeowners set to make nearly £1bn from staycationers

Holiday homes are the latest trend to arise from lockdown, suggests new research from UK’s leading trade directory Checkatrade,* with 30% of Brits considering letting their homes out to staycationers this year. They stand to make a potential £986 million from the Brits planning to splash the cash on holidaying in the homeland this year….

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New trade start up: Everything you need to know about setting up a business

As a start up, navigating the world of business is a daunting task. In the trade sector, standing out from the crowd is a matter of risk assessing, forward planning and laying the groundwork for success. ‘How to start up a business?’ is something every budding entrepreneur types into a search engine at least once….

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Holiday homes on the rise: Homeowners set to make nearly £1bn from staycationers

Holiday homes are the latest trend to arise from lockdown, suggests new research from UK’s leading trade directory Checkatrade,* with 30% of Brits considering letting their homes out to staycationers this year. They stand to make a potential £986 million from the Brits planning to splash the cash on holidaying in the homeland this year....

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Use Instagram to showcase your business

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How to use Instagram to showcase your work

Did you know that 200 million Instagram users visit at least one business profile daily? Whatever trade you work in, having an Instagram account to showcase your work will help to raise awareness of your business and promote your services. It will also boost your credibility and show potential customers that you’re a trustworthy professional...

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Bounce back after lockdown

The past few months have been challenging to say the least. But, while it’s far from over, it looks like we’re going to be able to get back to work and regain some level of normality sooner rather than later. Whether you’ve seen a reduction in jobs during lockdown, you’ve had to shut down totally...

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Unlock new business after lockdown

There’s no denying that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had a profound impact on businesses across the world. Billions of people are in lockdown around the world. It’s no surprise that production lines have come to a halt, businesses have been forced to shut their doors to the public for the first time in years,...

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Homeowners spend on home improvements

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The nation prepares to spend £61.8 billion improving homes as restrictions lift

Homeowners and renters have been using their unexpected time at home to reassess interiors and make a wishlist of work that needs doing. New research from Checkatrade, one of the UK’s leading online trade directories, reveals that a third (35%) of Brits have come to dislike at least one of their rooms in lockdown, with...

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PPE for traders

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New guidance for tradespeople working safely in people’s homes for maintenance and home improvements

Staying safe and ensuring the safety of tradespeople, engineers and customers is of paramount importance. We must all evaluate what additional measures we need to take to protect ourselves, our colleagues and our customers. In line with Government guidance, completion of a risk assessment is recommended. Communicate before work begins Prior to visiting a customer,...

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IR35 for tradespeopl

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IR35 explained

As a tradesperson, there are many legalities you need to understand and comply with within your business. IR35 is one of them. It’s a piece of legislation that allows HMRC to collect additional tax where a contractor is an employee in all but name. If you’re trying to understand and navigate the information that comes...

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Showcasing your best work with video

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Showcasing your best work: Using video to wow your customers

As technology continues to advance, more businesses than ever before are embracing new and exciting ways to showcase their work to new, existing and potential customers. One of the best ways to do this is with video. Whether you share videos on your website or upload them on your social media platforms, videos are a...

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Our coronavirus hero traders working through the COVID-19 lockdown

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A big thank you to our Checkatrade coronavirus heroes

The effects of coronavirus (COVID-19) have already radically changed the way we work and live. It is a worrying time for everyone. Now more than ever, it is vital we support each other as best we can to beat this. We are all in this together. During this challenging time, we wanted to acknowledge and...

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Coronavirus guidance: Staying safe during emergency home repairs

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Coronavirus guidance: Staying safe during emergency home repairs

Although things are uncertain right now, there’s one thing we are certain of. We must all do everything we can to stay home and stay safe. But, while we do our best to social distance and self-isolate, emergencies can still happen. You might find yourself needing to call out a trader, such as a plumber...

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growing your brand

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Grow your brand giveaway: Win an outdoor board or new business cards

Want the chance to win an outside advertising board or set of business cards? One of the simplest marketing tactics to help keep your business in the minds of potential customers is to promote your business offline using a combination of outdoor boards (if appropriate) or handing out business cards when you meet new people....

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Reassuring customers with an insurance backed guarantee

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Build peace of mind with a builder’s insurance backed guarantee

Providing peace of mind and protection against insurance claims is essential in the construction industry. Building warranties and insurance backed guarantees are used throughout the industry for both residential and commercial properties. These insurance policies let the owner or buyer of the building know that the building work carried out has been done to a...

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