Category: Uncategorised

Insurance Premium Tax Increases

What is Insurance Premium Tax (IPT)? IPT is a tax imposed by HMRC on general (both personal and commercial) insurance premiums. There are currently two rates of IPT. The first of these is a standard rate of 9.5% which applies to general insurances (such as motor, buildings and contents and commercial insurances). A higher rate… Read more »

The cost of falling ill abroad? A house!

• Insurers now helping over 3,000 travellers a week who need emergency medical care while travelling abroad. • The cost of some overseas medical treatments can be more than the price of the average UK house, for example over £500,000 for treating a multiple fracture of the leg and artery tear in the USA with… Read more »

Phone Line Issues (Resolved)

5.10pm Our phonelines are now working as normal. We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience. 4.15pm Please be aware that due to a DDOS attack being suffered by our supplier then our phone number is currently unavailable. If you need to contact the office please use 01530 270785.

How long do you spend in Roadworks?

Some of our readers will recall our article last year about the time drivers were losing as a result of roadworks in the UK. The bad news, according to research from of our panel of insurers, LV=, is that things aren’t getting any better with British motorists spending 28 hours a year stuck in their… Read more »

Winter Storm Insurance Claims Largely Settled

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has reported further progress with the clean-up in the wake of the winter storms. Of the 15,000 property claims received after Storms Desmond, Eva and Frank, 90% are now either fully or partly settled. For the first time the ABI has been able to break down the figure for… Read more »

No Travel Insurance = No Defence at France 2016

England’s Head Coach, Roy Hodgson, feels he can do without the services of our local team’s (Leicester City’s) Danny Drinkwater in his squad for the European Championships, France 2016, but if you’re a fan planning to travel to France you really can’t afford to be without travel insurance protection. More than one in four* fans… Read more »

Consider your Holiday Cancellation Costs this Summer

Aviva has revealed it paid out over £19.2m last year to UK holidaymakers whose holidays had to be cancelled before they started. Despite the number of holiday cancellations, just a quarter of would-be holidaymakers take out insurance at the same time as booking their trip. A third buy it the month before their trip and… Read more »

Win a Signed Leicester Tigers Rugby Shirt with P F Spare

To mark Leicester Tigers’ success in reaching the Aviva Premiership Rugby playoffs, P F Spare Insurance Brokers have launched a competition to win a signed Leicester Tigers rugby shirt, complete with certificate of authenticity. Just call into the office or phone us on 01530 270574 for a home, travel, commercial vehicle or business insurance quotation… Read more »

Aviva reveals Most Iconic Gadgets from the last Thirty Years

One of P F Spare Insurance Brokers’ panel insurers, Aviva, has taken a trip down memory lane to reveal some of the most iconic inventions of the last few decades. A nostalgic poll of 2,000 UK adults reveals the most iconic gadget of the 80s as the personal stereo, while the laptop takes the title… Read more »

P F Spare and Voyager Insurance – Travel Insurance Specialists

P F Spare Insurance Brokers are now working with Voyager Insurance Services, an award-winning provider of travel insurance, to bring you a highly flexible and competitively priced range of travel insurance solutions for which you can obtain a quote and buy online instantly with your policy issued immediately after purchase via email. Voyager’s travel insurance… Read more »