Contents insurance gives you protection should you experience a theft, damage or loss to your business equipment or property on your premises or away from your premises.
It covers you against theft of, or damage to, the contents of your offices. This includes laptops, gadgets, phones and other business equipment. If something happens to these items then Contents insurance will re-imburse you for the cost of replacing or repairing them.
Cover extends to include any damage or theft that occurs to your equipment while you are travelling with it in the UK or abroad. It is also covered if it is away from your business premises for another reason, such as at an exhibition.
Contents cover also includes:
If you work from home then it is unlikely that your home insurance policy will cover you for theft or damage to your business equipment, unless you have specifically had this added. In order to ensure that you can get back to work quickly if such an event happens, then you would be advised to have this cover in place.
If you have work premises or work away from the office then this cover gives you the peace of mind that if the worst happens you will be able to keep your business going.
No, Contents insurance isn't compulsory under UK law.
The level of cover you choose should reflect the amount of business equipment you have purchased for your business. This will depend on your own estimate of the value of the items you want to insure.
This will depend on the level of cover you choose (based on the amount of business equipment you have purchased) and on how and where you work. With Tapoly you only have to pay for the period of your contract, whether it's just a few days or a full year, so you only pay for what you need.
There is a small excess payment required for our Contents insurance. However, you only have to pay this if you successfully claim against the insurance, so you can call us to discuss any loss or damage you may have suffered without worrying that we are going to charge you for it. We are here to help.
Contents insurance will re-imburse you for the cost of replacing or repairing your business equipment.
It does not cover you if you make a mistake during the course of your work that causes financial loss. This would be covered by Professional Indemnity.