Worried? Riot advice for small businesses now


Date: 11 August 2011

In the aftermath of the rioting throughout England this week – well, what we’re hoping is the aftermath – thousands of businesses are facing eye-watering cash losses. With estimates that, for example, one in ten of the UK’s leisure and retail business have been hit by sudden disaster, many firms who have been spared to date are concerned. But forewarned is forearmed.

Find out how to protect your firm now with our pick of the best web action guides – and, if you’re already facing the clean-up, the final factsheet takes you through the maze of getting your business back on its feet.

  1. Secure your business against the threat of attack: police and Federation of Small Business action list.
  2. Premises, cars, homes: find out what your insurance policy covers
  3. If you’re not insured, this tool tells you in two minutes what insurance you need
  4. Get a decent insurance broker on the British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA) website or select a broker on the Institute of Insurance Brokers website.

And if the worst happens…

5.  How to get your losses repaid if you’re insured – or not.


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