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Small Business Insurance

This section provides helpful guides, advice and features around the different insurance types available for UK small businesses. In partnership with Hiscox, SmallBusiness is also offering you the chance to find insurance quotes for bespoke, flexible business protection, ideal for the startup entrepreneur or SME.

Key topics covered include: Business Insurance Types (such as public and employers’ liability insurance, tradesman insurance, key person insurance, business interruption and professional indemnity cover), How to Compare and Buy Insurance, Making Claims, and guides to picking the right cover for your category of business.

Make sure you understand risk and protect your business against losses and compensation claims. Find answers to your small business insurance questions by using the search facility top right or scroll through this category to match our case studies with your company’s needs.

Do I need retail insurance for my small business?

In this guide, we delve into what retail insurance is, what you need by law and what kind of restrictions you should be clued-up on

Small Business Insurance

Small Business Insurance

Does a company need insurance for one employee but two directors?

Does a company need any insurance if it has just one employee but two directors? If I do, would that still be the case with just one director who is the employee?

Small Business Insurance

What events need is a government insurance policy, says sector

Business heavyweights call on government to underwrite events insurance policy, similar to that offered to TV industry

Small Business Insurance

Wait until next year before any business interruption insurance payouts

Insurers appeal against High Court decisions, further delaying any payouts to firms which took out business interruption insurance policies

Small Business Insurance

Small business celebrates win over insurers refusing to pay out over Covid

High Court mostly sides with businesses over Covid insurance payouts but dispute over policy wordings is far from over

Small Business Insurance

How to make a successful business interruption insurance claim

Nearly 400,000 small businesses are waiting to see if insurers will be forced to pay out on their business interruption policies after a landmark High Court case

Government Grants

Insurer using small business Covid grants to justify cutting payouts

Small business owners rail against NFU Mutual for cutting coronavirus payouts because insurer says they have already had Government grants

Office & home working

Remote working coronavirus: Am I covered by home insurance?

Remote working in the Covid-19 climate: what your home insurance policies will and won't cover

Government Grants

Insurer using small business Covid grants to justify cutting payouts

Small business owners rail against NFU Mutual for cutting coronavirus payouts because insurer says they have already had Government grants

Office & home working

Remote working coronavirus: Am I covered by home insurance?

Remote working in the Covid-19 climate: what your home insurance policies will and won't cover

Small Business Insurance

Can I claim on my small business insurance for coronavirus?

You may have a small business interruption policy, but will it cover you against coronavirus?

Small Business Insurance

Businesses forced to add data-loss cover on top of buildings insurance

Insurers fear IT outages from fire and flood could be so expensive they exclude computers from buildings policies

Small Business Insurance

How offering a death in service benefit can save you money

Taking out a group life insurance policy is often half the cost of what you would pay as an individual. And death-in-service insurance is one of the top three benefits employees want from a company

Small Business Insurance

What insurance do I need for my beautician business?

We help you to scope out what insurance you need as a beautician as well as the need-to-know extras and restrictions.

Partner content

How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience

Partner content

Fuel your small business with Uber Eats

This article explains what Uber Eats is and why you should use it for your small business

Partner content

The importance of custom and sustainable packaging when growing your brand

Packaging is more than just a pretty face. It’s a brand-builder that sends would be customers clear signals about the things your business stands for. Ambitious brands must get it right or risk being outpaced by the competition

Business management

The role of B2B ecommerce in choosing the right supplier

How Alibaba.com can help you discover new suppliers around the world