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Simply enter information about the cover that your business needs, by providing accurate information will ensure that you're not overpaying for business and professional indemnity cover.


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Last updated: 3 May 2022

Does my business need public liability and professional indemnity insurance?

Public liability insurance is essential for any company that interacts with the public. Whether you need professional indemnity insurance depends on the type of business you run. You need it if your business offers advice to customers for a fee.

You could save money by combining both insurances on one policy, but first, you need to work out if you need both types of cover.

Here’s what insurance you need for your business.

When you need professional indemnity

Professional indemnity (PI) cover protects your business if it’s sued by a client who has lost money because of the work you do for them or the advice you’ve offered.

The types of businesses that usually need professional indemnity insurance include:

  • solicitors

  • accountants

  • financial advisers

  • business consultants

  • architects

  • engineers

  • insurance brokers

Also consider taking out professional indemnity cover if you offer knowledge, skills or advice as your main business activity. For example, this might include freelance journalists or graphic designers.

Here’s more about when to take out professional indemnity insurance

Why you need public liability

You need public liability (PL) insurance to protect you when:

  • you go out to see clients, for example at their home

  • you have clients visit you, for example at your home or business premises

  • you are out on business, for example travelling to a meeting

Public liability insurance covers claims made against you if your work results in injury, illness or death to a member of the public. For example, if someone trips over your tools or equipment when you’re out on a job.

It also covers damage to other people's property.

How to find the best policy

Getting the correct cover is more important than what you pay, so the best insurance for your business may not be the cheapest. Compare policies, though, and you can still save money.

Use our comparison to get as many quotes from as many insurers as possible. 

If you’re unsure what protection your business needs, use this comparison to contact a broker. They can advise you on the right level cover and compare policies to help you find the best price.

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