Goods in transit insurance
Specialist goods in transit insurance from £5 a month*.
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Cover starting from £5 a month
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Frequently asked questions
What does goods in transit insurance cover?
Goods in transit insurance will provide cover for:
- Theft whilst in transit
- Damage caused by an accident during transit
- Loss during transit
- Damage caused during transit.
If any of the above scenarios occur, your insurance will pay out to cover the cost of repairing or replacing the damaged or stolen goods.
Is goods in transit insurance required by law?
Goods in transit insurance is not required by law. However, you are responsible for your clients goods and property while they are in your possession. If these are lost or damaged, you could face an expensive claim that you’ll have to pay out of your own pocket if you’re not properly insured.
Will goods in transit insurance cover my vehicle?
Goods in transit insurance, insures the goods being transported only and not the vehicle itself. For this, you would need a separate vehicle insurance policy to cover any damage to the vehicle or theft.
How do I make a claim?
With our award-winning claims service, making a claim is simple. For guidance on to make a claim, visit our claims page.
How is Markel regulated?
Markel is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority. Visit the Financial Services Register to learn more.
Access free legal services for your trades business when you arrange cover with Markel:
Insure with Markel and you'll get access to a wide range of services (included as standard with certain covers) designed to make your life easier.
24 hour legal advice helpline
When you insure with Markel, you'll benefit from 24/7 telephone access to a qualified solicitor at no additional cost. Expert legal advice can be costly when you're working for yourself and it's difficult to know who to turn to for a trustworthy answer. Whether it's a question on health and safety, employment law, legal structures for your business or how to handle a difficult client, an experienced team of solicitors are on hand day and night to help you with any business-related legal queries. Included as standard with all policies.
Markel Law Hub access
In addition to our 24 hour legal helpline, you'll have access to the Markel Law Hub - an award winning online resource of legal and business guides, templates and content written and created by our team of expert solicitors. Instantly download ready-made contracts, policies, procedures and guidance you can use for your business - without paying any expensive legal fees. Included as standard with all policies.
Fee dispute service
As every contractor, consultant or self-employed professional knows, customers don't always pay on time and chasing fees/invoices costs time and money. Mindful of the impact this has on your business, we offer our policyholders access to a unique fee dispute helpline operated by one of the UK's leading law firms, who will provide specialist legal guidance and support on fee dispute issues. Included as standard with professional indemnity insurance.
Discounted IR35 contract reviews
Falling within IR35 legislation - which determines whether an individual is avoiding tax by using a limited company to disguise employment - is a concern for many engineering contractors and consultants, with the fees and penalties due to HMRC eye-wateringly high. Our policyholders receive an exclusive discount on IR35 contract reviews from Markel Tax (a Markel company), who have over 20 years experience advising individuals and businesses on their tax status. As part of the service, Markel Tax will review your contract, along with your working practices, to determine whether or not you are operating outside of IR35, and you'll receive a written report with suggested contract amendments where appropriate. Policyholders can access this service by calling 0345 223 2727 or emailing email@example.com, quoting 'MKLD' and your policy number.
Public relations crisis management service
In today's 24 hour news culture, public relations disasters can occur at any time. Having to deal with the press whilst managing a difficult situation can be hugely stressful as well as being a potential minefield. When there is a risk to your business as a result of negative press attention, our specialist public relations crisis management firm, The Counsel House, will work with you to help manage allegations of fraud, injury caused to employees or the public, and official investigations into your company's affairs. Included as standard with professional indemnity insurance, directors and officers insurance, cyber and data risks insurance and legal representation and employment disputes insurance.