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UK lockdown leads to spike in cyber insurance uptake

Cyber-insurance - PolicyBee

Figures collected by insurance broker PolicyBee show a large increase in sales of cyber insurance since the UK went into lockdown in March 2020. Data analysis by PolicyBee shows that cyber insurance sales increased by over 75% after lockdown was put in place in comparison to the number of policies sold in the first quarter…

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IR35 for Virtual Assistants

IR35

IR35 for virtual assistants – what does it mean? Essentially IR35 stems from highly paid IT execs forming a Limited Company to get paid via dividends instead of doing PAYE tax, so not only were they paying less tax overall on their “self-employed” earnings, they were also able to claim expenses of running the company…

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Copyright – protecting your brand

legal protection

COPYRIGHT: I’ve been asked a few questions recently from VAs about how to protect your brand, website domains, copy which you’ve written etc. from plagiarisers. I thought I’d put down a little HOW TO guide, as it applies to all businesses, not just virtual assistants. As usual, this comes with my very own disclaimer; if…

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Minimum prices for virtual assistants

minimum pricing for virtual assistants

Ah, the thorny issue of rates! We get asked all the time about minimum prices for virtual assistants; whether those charging low prices are devaluing the industry; how we can support people who do charge low rates etc. Why doesn’t SVA simply declare a minimum price for Virtual Assistants? We get asked why we don’t…

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Do I need an office address as a virtual assistant?

do I need an office?

We had a few people recently asking why they need their full mailing address as part of the SVA Approved process… There’s quite a few legal obligations which mean you MUST have a contact mailing address on your website: Why virtual assistants NEED a proper mailing address https://www.gov.uk/online-and-distance-selling-for-businesses – so if you are selling products/services…

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Virtual Assistant Insurance

virtual assistant insurance

Virtual Assistant Insurance Over the years we’ve done a variety of articles on why virtual assistant insurance is needed: Virtual Assistant Insurance Claims – what can go wrong? VA Nightmares Policy Bee – our recommended insurer And we included professional indemnity insurance in our VA Standards for Approved VAs who appear on our FIND A…

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Expand Your Virtual Assistant Team

Expand Your Virtual Assistant Team

About Caroline Caroline has been a Virtual Assistant (VA) since 2004 in her business, Virtually Sorted. With a background in music and advertising, she worked in the creative industries for over 10 years, both in London and Glasgow. Trying to avoid wearing a suit every day, Caroline switched into entrepreneur mode and has never looked…

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