A guide to insuring your co-operative business

This focus on insurance is authored by Co-operative News, with support from Co-op Insurance. Co-op Insurance is part of Co-op Group, one of the world’s largest consumer co-ops,...

This focus on insurance is authored by Co-operative News, with support from Co-op Insurance.

Co-op Insurance is part of Co-op Group, one of the world’s largest consumer co-ops, owned by millions of members. As well as having clear financial and operational objectives, the Group is a recognised leader for its social goals and community-led programmes. Co-op Insurance works in partnership with Miles Smith, a specialist insurance broker where everyone is welcome, from microbreweries to national retailers.

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  • How do I know what insurance my co-operative needs?

    Buying insurance can be a bit of a headache, whether you’re a small design co-op, or a national retailer. What types of insurance do you need? Who do you go with? What level of cover do you need? And what the heck is Cyber Liability? While it’s not the most enthralling of subjects, insurance is essential. And if you don’t get the right level of cover, your business can be seriously ...

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  • Top five things to consider when buying insurance

    Make sure you know what types of insurance you need. (See our guide for a starting point.) Consider the worst case scenario, and don’t forget to factor in the cost of interruption to your business. For example, are you covered for the loss of data if your servers are damaged, or just the cost of the servers themselves? Compare like-for-like policies where possible, and read the small-print. ...

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  • So, what insurance should you think about?

    Property/Business Interruption As well as covering damage to a property and its contents, this can cover income that’s lost as a result of the damage. Public Liability Covers you for compensation and legal costs if someone is injured because of your business. For example, it could pay compensation to a customer who gets hurt tripping over a loose tile in your office or store. Employers ...

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