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COVID-19 Self Employed Support

SELF EMPLOYED? What options of financial support do I have? Martin Lewis discusses further.You have until July 13th to apply for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme first grant. The second grant applications will start in August.Those eligible for the scheme should have been contacted by HMRC, but if you want to check you can do so at:https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-19-self-employment-income-support-scheme?fbclid=IwAR1144Qg10qsj8qob82sWy1w6ESGKQChnXO...

June 29, 2020

Protect Your Bike in the Cycle Boom!

The Cycling Boom!!! Have you taken to 2 wheels?The appeal for cycling during lockdown and beyond has been huge and can only be a good thing for the UK's health and cycling in the UK. While popularity for cycling has risen dramatically, so has the demand for bikes with many bike shops selling out completely.While many of the UK's new cyclists wait for their new bikes to be delivered others are taking more drastic measures to get their hands on a bike. The insurer, Admiral, reported a 46% increase...

June 25, 2020

COVID-19 Update: UK Housing Market Up and Running Again

The UK housing market received a huge boost today with the news that on the basis of current COVID-19 safety guidelines being met, Estate Agents could re-open, property viewings could take place, surveys could be carried out on properties and removals could take place . 450,000 house sales in the UK have been on hold since the beginning of lockdown in March, my own included, and the news today will be extremely welcomed by many and represents a big step forwards in the UK economy getting go...

May 13, 2020

2 Billion £ Invested Into Cycling & Walking by UK Government

On May 9th 2020 the UK Government unveiled plans to encourage increased cycling and walking amongst the UK population in light of potential future restrictions on the accessibilty of public transport and the associated health benefits of physical activity, particularly during the current coronavirus crisis. Pop-up bike lanes with protected space for cycling, wider pavements, safer junctions, and cycle and bus-only corridors will be created in England within weeks as part of a £250 million emerg...

May 10, 2020

COVID-19 Current Situation with Insurance

The COVID-19 situation is an ever changing picture and has caused much confusion with regards to what is and what is not covered with a Life Insurance, Critical Illness or Income Protection Insurance policy.  For individuals concerned about the impact of suffering illness and time off work, there are income protection insurance options still available to you currently, although this situation may change moving forwards as insurers review their position on a daily basis. It's best to act now...

March 21, 2020

So I'm Working From Home...Where Do I Start Pt 1

With the events of the last 2 weeks taking grip of the way we work ASure Financial director Andrew Smith has put together a beginner's guide to effective working at home.Part 1 is based on preparation for working at home and includes some essential tips to make the transition a smooth one....

March 19, 2020

Business As Usual

We would like to take the opportunity to reassure clients that we are operating on a 'Business as Usual' basis. If you have questions, would like to review your current provision or require support during this unprecedented current set of circumstances please do not hesitate to contact us.All appointments will be conducted by telephone to minimise health risk. Be ASured we're here for you. ...

March 18, 2020

Happy International Women's Day 2020 Bianchi Dama

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March 8, 2020

Coronavirus - The Impact On Our Income And How Can I Protect Myself?

In an interview with BBC News on Tuesday 3rd March 2020 Kevin Poulter, a legal expert with the company Freeths explained what implications the Coronavirus could have to our income. The biggest risk to our incomes is not being able to work. There are two main scenarios as to why this is likely to come about in the wake of the Coronavirus;1. Self quarantine through fear of contracting or spreading the Coronavirus - this may be through personal choice or because an employer shuts down it's bus...

March 3, 2020

1000 Mile Charity Cycle Ride Milestone Reached

On March 1st 2020 ASure Financial Director Andrew Smith reached the 1000 mile point of his 5000 miles charity cycle ride target during 2020.Andrew is aiming to raise as much as possible for the My Name'5 Doddie Foundation to help fund vital research into finding a cure for and supporting those & their family's living with Motor Neurone Disease (MND).MND describes a group of diseases that affect the nerves (motor neurones) in the brain and spinal cord that tell your muscles what to do. With ...

March 2, 2020

Cycle? Be ASured

If you cycle whether racing, commuting or leisure you'll know that there are risks every time you get on the bike. Potholes, wayward drivers, street furniture, animals in the road or a clip of wheels can all have the same end result....a close up meeting with the ground, some nasty burns and maybe worse. Broken bones are common in cycle races where a lack of concentration and a clip of wheels can bring down large numbers of riders, but equally so are serious injuries on a bike at any time. In a ...

February 24, 2020

Sun 16/02 Live Newcastle Falcons v Cornish Pirates Rugby Commentary with ASure Company Director Andrew Smith

ASure Financial Company Director Andrew Smith will be in Live commentary action on Sunday afternoon as his former club Newcastle Falcons take on Cornish Pirates in the Greene King IPA Championship on Sunday afternoon. Kick Off for the match is at 15:00 and live coverage can be heard by tuning into https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/rugby-union/51242503  or by listening via the BBC Sports App. At half time in the live commentary we'll be talking about Team ASure's Consett Rugby ...

February 16, 2020

What It Takes

What does it take to be the best, to endure hardships, come back from rock bottom and to have the drive, determination and belief to push the boundries, achieving amazing things that everyone else thought was impossible? Whether a cycling fan or not, Annemiek van Vleuten is an inspiration for us all. Already an extremely successful professional cyclist Annemiek's goal was to achieve Olympic gold in the the 2016 Rio Olympics. Whilst leading the race she suffered a head on collision, fracturing th...

January 29, 2020

Kobe Bryant's Top 10 Plays Of His Career

US basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna are among nine people killed in a helicopter crash in the city of Calabasas, California.Bryant, 41, and Gianna, 13, were travelling in a private helicopter when it came down and burst into flames. The LA county sheriff said there were no survivors.Bryant, a five-time NBA champion, played for the LA Lakers throughout his career and is considered one of the greatest players in the game's history.Tributes from celebrities and fellow sports st...

January 27, 2020

Fri 24/01 Live Nottingham Rugby v Newcastle Falcons Rugby Commentary with ASure Company Director Andrew Smith

ASure Financial Company Director Andrew Smith will be in Live commentary action this week as two of his former rugby clubs go head to head in the Greene King IPA Championship on Friday night. Kick Off for the match is at 19:45 and live coverage can be heard by tuning into https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/rugby-union/51070040 or by listening via the BBC Sports App.  Standing tickets are still available for the match by visiting http://www.nottinghamrugby.co.uk/ and you can keep up ...

January 23, 2020

Winder Wins First Ever Women's Pro Series Race At Tour Down Under

US champion Ruth Winder (Trek-Segafredo) fought off attacks in a battle for time bonuses on the final criterium stage of the Women's Tour Down Under to secure overall victory in Adelaide on Sunday.Winder safely sailed across the finish line with the bunch to secure the leader's ochre jersey after Simona Frapporti (BePink) won the stage from a 10-rider breakaway.The Italian charged to the line on the final stage of the four-day tour ahead of Lauren Stephens (TIBCO-Silicon Vall...

January 20, 2020

Bianchi Dama Partnership 2020

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January 17, 2020

Andrew's 5000 mile 2020 Cycling Challenge for MND

Through 2020 ASure Financial Director Andrew Smith will be attempting to cycle a total of 5000 miles to raise money for much needed research required to find a cure for the critical illness Motor Neurone Disease (MND).  MND describes a group of diseases that affect the nerves (motor neurones) in the brain and spinal cord that tell your muscles what to do. With MND, messages from the motor neurones gradually stop reaching the muscles. This leads the muscles to weaken, stiffen and w...

January 16, 2020

Martin Lewis - Guide to Life Insurance

Having lost a parent himself at a young age, Martin explains to Holly and Phil on This Morning what Life Insurance is and why Life Insurance is so important for family's to have in place. ...

January 10, 2020

Undefeated First Half of the Season

Team ASure's Consett RFC finished the first half of the 2019-20 rugby union season with an undefeated record after posting a 32-17 bonus point win win against Medicals RFC at Amethyst Park, Consett on Sat 14th December. The win maintains the black & yellows 8 point lead at the top of Durham / Northumberland 1 with promotion clearly within the clubs grasp. Consett RFC Strength & Conditioning Coach / ASure Financial company director Andrew Smith was pleased with the win, but insisted that there's ...

December 17, 2019

Cyclist Matt Glaetzer wins silver in last meet before cancer treatment

In October 2019 Australian track cyclist Matt Glaetzer was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer. In December of the same year he won a bronze and a silver medal in the Track Cycling World Championships. A truly monumental achievement. This is Matt's story. Matt's message to everyone out there (Especially Men!) is that if you notice anything unusual, anything that doesn't feel right, get it checked out! Thyroid Cancer is "A tumour of the thyroid which has yet to spread to adjacent cells....symptoms do n...

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