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Most people working from home are unhappy with their workspace set-up

Space to think: Report finds Interruptions by kids, inadequate tech and having to move around the house to find a place to work have left 15% of home workers feeling stressed

  • 19% say they are now fed-up with working from home
  • 14% are working from the sofa and 6% are working from their bed
  • 1 in 10 have experienced an embarrassing video call due to their home set-up
  • Half of homeworkers have had to spend money improving their working space
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As claims for bike theft soar - warning for cyclists to check their insurance cover

  • Analysis of over 400 home insurance policies1 reveals a huge variation in cover for bicycles.
  • 10% of home contents policies exclude any cover for cycles.
  • Only 8% of home contents policies automatically cover cycles away from the home.
  • Consider stand-alone bicycle insurance to ensure your cycle is properly protected.
DIY

Covid Christmas DIY boom - 12.8 million households planning home improvements

Brits zhush things up at home for the sake of their mental health

  • GoCompare Home Insurance warns work could invalidate home insurance.
  • 46% of Brits are planning home improvements in the run-up to Christmas.
  • 36% are concerned about or unable to get tradespeople in due to Covid-19.
  • Most (54%) people are planning to do the work themselves.
  • However, only 39% say they are competent to do the jobs.
Dachshund

Bow-wow! GoCompare launches multi-pet insurance comparison

Pet owners can now add up to six pets to one quote

Traffic

Online car buying websites:  Lockdown warning on packaged breakdown cover and temporary insurance

With the likes of Cinch and Cazoo omni-present on lockdown TV screens, GoCompare looks at the insurance cover provided as part of the deal

Bills

Consumers warned against committing Covid insurance fraud

  • Every day last year, insurers detected 2,000 dishonest insurance applications and 300 fraudulent claims1.
  • Insurance cons including lies, exaggeration and deception have serious consequences – from having a policy cancelled, a claim refused to imprisonment.
  • Switching is the most effective way to save money on your insurances.
Saving

9.7m households facing Christmas on reduced income

  • New research2 reveals 35% of UK households have seen their income fall compared with this time last year.
  • Over a third (34%) of households will spend less celebrating Christmas this year.
  • 18 to 24-year olds have been the hardest hit by the Covid recession with 49% seeing a cut in income.
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MOT extension – Millions of drivers warned to keep their car road-legal this winter

  • Lockdown has resulted in millions of MOTs being deferred – but drivers must keep their cars properly maintained regardless of MOT status
  • Motorists warned to check their car is winter ready - simple tasks include checks to tyres, lights, windscreens, and anti-freeze levels.
  • Drivers can be prosecuted for driving a car which is unsafe or not roadworthy.
  • GoCompare Car Insurance shares five tasks to keep your car road-legal this winter.
Traffic

Motorists warned to lookout for new lockdown car-related scams

  • New lockdown rules coupled with economic uncertainty, create perfect conditions for fraudulent activity.
  • Motorists urged to guard against fake vehicle sales, insurance broker fraud, DVLA scams and staged car accident fraud.
  • GoCompare shares tips to help people avoid falling victim to fraudsters.
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Buying a Green car? Compare insurers on electric cars or you may be in for a shock!

EV car insurance costs more and premiums vary widely, warns GoCompare

  • September new registrations show new ‘Green’ cars sales up 166% on a year ago.1
  • GoCompare research finds that the average annual premium for a VW e-Golf is 26% higher than the equivalent diesel model, the 1.6 TDI.
  • Insurer appetite and pricing for electric models varies widely – EV drivers must shop around!