Please note links on this page will take you to websites external to Towergate.

Tips and advice for chauffeurs

Private Hire versus Public Hire Insurance

Private Hire is the common term for the carriage of passengers for hire &/or reward whereby the work is pre booked. ‘Private hire’, ‘chauffeur hire’ and ‘hire and reward’ all mean the same thing in the insurance world ie. the transport is pre-booked.

Public Hire is very different. It is not pre-booked and tends to relate to taxis which operate from a taxi rank and London black cabs.

Private Hire Licensing – Public Carriage Office

You may find this website helpful:
www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/modesoftransport/1632.aspx

Vehicle Security

You may find this website helpful:
www.tracker.co.uk/TRACKER/

Risk Management

You may find these websites helpful:
www.truscene.com
www.iopdc.com

Health & safety Offences Act 2008

You may find this website helpful:
www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts2008/ukpga_20080020_en_1


Tips and advice for funeral directors

Risk Management

You may find this website helpful:
www.truscene.com/

Vehicle Security

You may find this website helpful:
www.tracker.co.uk/TRACKER/

Trade Associations
NAFD
SAIF


Tips and advice for landlords

Flood Problems

You may find this website helpful:
www.environment-agency.gov.uk

Subsidence Problems

You may find this website helpful:
www.rics.org

Building Sums Insured

Your sum insured should represent the cost of rebuilding the property, not the market value. You could use this website to assist you to calculate your buildings sums insured.
calculator.bcis.co.uk

Landlords’ statutory duties

As a landlord you have responsibilities in respect to gas and electric safety. You may find this website useful:
www.hse.gov.uk/gas/domestic/faqlandlord.htm

Tenancy Issues

You may find this website helpful:
www.netrent.co.uk/NetRent-Landlord-Resource-Centre