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Author Topic: Pickup insurance - am i a business?  (Read 433 times)

Robb

  • Joined Oct 2019
Pickup insurance - am i a business?
« on: February 11, 2020, 07:36:42 pm »
Hi
wonder if any oen had thsi knowledge about me!!
No really,
I am starting a smallholding in my retirement and wanted to swap out my saloon car for pcikup that would serve more purposes, however the insurance quote asks me alternatives like "social leisure no commute etc" vs "business use'?
I dont intend to be a business but have i becoem one if i sell eggs from box in my front garden? Or take soem to a mate and accept a cash donation?
If i went to sell at a farmers market would that amke me a business?

I am on a pension and dont plan on working other than for my own enjoyment.

Would welcome any advcie
Thansk u
 Rob

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Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Pickup insurance - am i a business?
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2020, 07:57:21 pm »
No you are amost certainly not a business - I ran my van for my smallholding  (not run as a business - my animals count as hobby for tax purposes) and don't have any business type van insurance, just leisure incl commute. It does work out a lot cheaper, but you do have to insist with some insurance companies. WE use NFU.

doganjo

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Clackmannanshire
  • Qui? Moi?
    • ABERDON GUNDOGS for work and show
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Re: Pickup insurance - am i a business?
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2020, 08:52:18 pm »
As you probably know or have gathered, I show my dogs.

Many of my friends go up and down the UK, and abroa, showing their dogs too.  Many of them have vans that they can sleep in as well as having crates for the dogs.  They don't pay business insurance rates - except a couple who are dog walkers as well.

So no, you're not a business
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

ZacB

  • Joined Apr 2012
  • Suffolk
Re: Pickup insurance - am i a business?
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2020, 07:28:03 am »
Just trudging through the renewal process now, categories that I would say could be applicable would be “social & domestic (from memory)” or “carriage of own goods” - suggest you put both options into an online comparison site & see which is cheaper (as long as that category suits).
Trailer cover actually reduced my quote??? Can’t make sense of these things sometimes

doganjo

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Clackmannanshire
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    • ABERDON GUNDOGS for work and show
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Re: Pickup insurance - am i a business?
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2020, 11:15:14 am »
Watch Martin  Lewis' show from a couple of nights ago - explains it all

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/motoring/martin-lewis-cut-car-insurance-17726787
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

Robb

  • Joined Oct 2019
Re: Pickup insurance - am i a business?
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2020, 12:04:46 pm »
many thanks fir all your cooments etc
Rob

 

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