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Unless your van is only for personal use then you will need some form of commercial van insurance by law.

Whether you deliver a product or service, transport is essential for many small businesses and sole traders. Business van insurance can provide compensation in the event of theft of tools or equipment, fires, accidents, or injuries. Having cover in place provides you with financial security in unforeseen circumstances.


Why compare business van insurance?

At Businesscomparison.com we understand that as an owner you’ll want cheap insurance at the right level of cover because making the wrong choice may negatively affect your business and cost you money.

The only time you’re not required to have insurance is if the vehicle is registered as ‘off road’ with a Statutory Off-Road Notice (SORN). Under 2011's Continuous Insurance Enforcement Act. You could face a significant fine if you don't have the right insurance. It is no longer allowed to insure your van for only part of the year. Exceptions to the new CIE (Continuous Insurance Enforcement) legislation are if the vehicle is in-between registered owners or if it has been scrapped, recorded as sold or stolen and not recovered. The CIE regulations make it an offence to be the registered keeper of a vehicle which may not be covered by insurance following a check against the Motor Insurance Database (MID). This can still be applicable even if the vehicle is not driven on the road.

At Businesscomparison.com we compare deals for you based on your vehicle type, your driving history and your requirements. Use our online comparison service to get the most suitable cover at the best price.

What is covered by business van insurance?

This will differ depending on the level of cover you choose – whether it be third party, third party fire and theft or comprehensive for more information on these levels of cover please see our guide ‘What do I need to know about van insurance?’.

It is always necessary to check about exactly what is covered by your business van insurance.

There are Optional Additional Products that you may want to consider. These include:

  • Van breakdown cover
  • Goods in transit cover
  • Tools insurance
  • Guaranteed van hire
  • Excess protection

Why compare business van insurance?

The factors that will affect the cost of your business van insurance will be much the same as those for any type of motor insurance. Using a comparison site will give you the best chance of finding appropriate cover for your business van at a price that reflects the level of cover you require.

When deciding on the type of policy to take out it is worth considering:

  • How many drivers will use the vehicle
  • Business uses
  • Security features
  • Where it is kept overnight
  • How many miles you expect to cover

For more information see our list of frequently asked questions

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