What insurance do self-employed professionals need?
The risks you face day-to-day will vary depending on the nature of your work. Whether you need public liability insurance, professional indemnity insurance, business contents insurance, or even more niche covers like media liability insurance, Superscript can protect you with a customised policy, shaped around you.
The freedom of self-employment can be exhilarating, but with it comes the admin of getting insurance. Our cover offers the flexibility self-employed professionals need. Big project with a client who requires you to have extra public liability cover while you're working together? No problem. Adjust or even cancel your cover, as and when you need. No fees. Our cover is designed for:
- Self-employed professionals
- Business owners
- Sole traders
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Flexible monthly subscription. No fees to change or cancel your cover.
Features of business insurance for self-employed professionals
Clients pay for your knowledge and expertise, but what if you make a mistake? If your advice doesn't work out as expected, you could face a lawsuit, with legal costs and compensation to pay. If that happens, professional indemnity cover (PI) will ensure you're protected. Plus, clients may insist you have it – so it could help you win assignments (or not lose them!)
Our public liability insurance for freelancers will protect you if you cause injury or property damage to a third party, either at your home office, coworking space, at a client's office, or when out and about. It's also worth bearing in mind that some of your clients, or even suppliers, might ask you to have PL, so make sure your minimum cover limit meets their requirements as well as your own.
Business contents cover
Whatever kit you rely on, whether that's a laptop, filming equipment or more technical machinery, having it lost, stolen or damaged will leave you high and dry. With our freelance contents insurance and equipment cover, we'll replace your gear and have you back up and running in no time. And unlike with many providers, being based in a coworking space is no problem.
If you work remotely and handle a lot of client data then you could be at risk of a cyber attack or data breach. Cyber insurance for freelancers will protect you for a breach of data protection laws (where insurable by law) and your liability for handling data, as well as cover for extortion, system rectification costs, plus PR expenses and financial loss due to system downtime.
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Self-employed insurance FAQs
Business insurance isn't a legal requirement for anyone - with the exception of employers liability, which is mandatory for employers. However, may find that certain clients will require you to have specific covers. For example, public liability insurance is often required by clients.
This all depends on the types and level of cover you select to protect your business. Our cover starts at £5.13 per month. Our quote journey, which takes less than 10 minutes, will take you through your options to help you determine which covers you need.
Customise your cover
To simplify things, we've categorised our covers into three groups: essential covers, professional covers, and management covers. You'll be guided through these different options during the quotation process.