Recently, UK tradesmen are grouping together to get their voices heard about their fears in regards to recent spikes in van and tool theft. Having anything stolen from you is a large inconvenience but the fear of having your livelihood taken away is a major cause for concern.
A Spike in Crime
This upsurge in concern is being linked to a suspected increase in van and tool theft. News outlets have been reporting increases in van and tool theft with claims that keyless technology is a cause. One of the standout stories is of an incident where thieves managed to steal a van and its contents in under 6 minutes.
In reaction to all this news tradesmen have taken to the internet and started a petition. Last month van drivers on social media started their own trending hashtag with #noVANber which helped the petition towards its target. Once a petition reaches 100,000 it has to be discussed in Parliament and this one is over 25% of the way there.
The increasing traction that the petition is making has caused the Government to issue a formal response. The full statement can be found here and if you would like to support this petition you can also sign up to add towards the 100,000 goal.
Keeping Tools Covered
At Tradesure we offer cover to help protect your work tools with our tools in transit cover. If you’re interested in a quote for tools in transit cover, commercial fleet or other types of commercial motor trade insurance, give us a call on 0121 248 9300 or email us.
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