Published: 12 Feb 2016
Last reviewed: 11 Aug 2020

In this issue:

  • Chairman’s report
  • From the CEO’s Rennie Schafer desk
  • New key-holding agreement
    • Why And How To Use The New Key-holding And Delivery Room Agreements
  • UK housing market news
    • A look back at Q4 of 2015 with TwentyCi. As a new year gets under way, the homemover data experts at TwentyCi have taken a look back at the end of 2015 to see how the housing market stacked up – both against Q3 and the same period in 2014.
  •  New Year’s resolutions for your IT
    • List of some new year’s resolutions for your IT needs that you really should be doing
  • Five areas to look at in 2016
    • There are five resolutions you should consider looking at in 2016:
      1. Put your employees first
      2. Remember how important your customers are
      3. Think revenue instead of occupancy
      4. Make sure your phones are answered well
      5. Be Ready for the next step
  • Are higher penalties on the horizon for health and safety offences?
    • New sentencing guidelines for health and safety offences in England and Wales that were confirmed last November came in to effect on the 1 February 2016. Unusually the new sentencing arrangements will apply to all cases heard after that date irrespective of when the offence was committed. 
  • SSA News
    • New members
    • Calendar
  • Rent A Space
    • Sitting proudly along one of Liverpool’s main arterial routes you cannot help but take notice of the city’s latest self storage facility
  • Focus on... Stuart Beavers - Head of Retail Services, Safestore
  • Storage King
    • Storage King Doncaster goes from Strength to Strength
  • Help stop the storage of illegal goods on your premises
    • Storage King Doncaster has been a great success story for Storage King since purchasing the store in August 2014. From the outset the results have been impressive.
  • Insurance feature - Insurance Premium Tax (IPT)
    • In November 2015 the rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) increased from 6% to 9.5%. This impacted all self storage businesses in terms of the amount they pay for insurance on their business, but also many operators who sell insurance to their customers. This prompted the Association to do some research into how customer goods insurance is being sold across the industry.
  • Conference 2016 - Programme 

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