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Home business FAQs

What’s public liability insurance?

What’s employer’s liability insurance?

Does business insurance cover office supplies?

How is my business insurance premium calculated?

What’s public liability insurance?

Designed to protect you in situations where members of the public make a claim against your business for injury, loss or damage. Public liability insurance can cover legal fees, medical expenses and repair costs. Public liability insurance is not a legal requirement, however, it is recommended that all small businesses have this type of cover.


What’s employer’s liability insurance?

If you are operating a business and have staff then you must take out Employer’s Liability Insurance. This can cover you in the case of claims relating to illness or injury of staff as a direct result of their employment in your company. Up to £2,500 in fines per day can be charged if you do not have this form of insurance in place. Sole traders are exempt from this.


Does business insurance cover office supplies?

At HomeProtect, home business office equipment is covered automatically. This includes computers, printers, fax machines, photocopiers and other administrative equipment belonging to you and used in conjunction with your business at the property.


How is my business insurance premium calculated?

The cost of business insurance can vary depending on the type of cover that you need. As with other home insurance quotes, your premium is determined by the answers you supply surrounding your personal circumstances, your property, the nature of your work and your claims history, among other things.

You should also consider whether you require:

  • Professional indemnity insurance
  • Public liability insurance
  • Employer’s liability insurance
  • Business buildings insurance
  • Insurance for stock and/or tools