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Public Liability Insurance

Access to the £10m policy for the whole or part year in 2015-16 will be £25.

Low-cost cover for freelancers 

BECTU's group public liability insurance (PLI) policy provides cover for claims up to £10m. The policy extends to property loaned to and in the custody or control of members - up to £25,000 per claim (subject to a maximum £100,000 per individual during the policy period).

Members can opt for cover under the union's group policy which runs annually from 1 May - 30 April. The one-off fee for the whole, or part year, in 2016-17 is £30. Cover remains in place as long as members remain up to date with union subscriptions.

Join BECTU to take advantage of low-cost PLI

NB: Freelancers in Ireland (ROI) who wish to be covered by BECTU's group PLI policy should contact our membership dept in the first instance.  Cover for members in ROI costs £109.50 and BECTU can cover 50 such members in a given year. 

Key documents:

Key features

Under the policy the excess for other third-party property damage claims is £250.

In addition the £100,000 limit for claims involving goods in the custody or control of the member extends to each individual member.

In the past, some members working in small companies have mistakenly thought that they couldn’t use this cover whilst in many cases, they can.

BECTU advises everyone  with an interest in PLI to examine the Key Facts document carefully.

The union's policy is brokered by Hencilla Canworth.

Sign up for BECTU's PLI Policy

If you are a current member and would like to take advantage of BECTU PLI, please email  Quote your membership number in the email and we will be in touch with you to confirm payment options.

Alternatively, if you would like to join BECTU, visit this page.


If you have any questions about the PLI policy please contact:

Hencilla Canworth Ltd

Simpson House, 6 Cherry Orchard Road, Croydon CR9 6AZ

Tel 0208 686 5050. Fax 0208 686 5559. e- mail

Kit cover & more with Media Freelancer Insurance

Members in need of kit cover would be wise to consider the Media Freelancer Insurance also brokered by Hencilla Canworth.

Questions for BECTU? Contact us.

Last page update 29 April 2016.

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