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      Taxi Insurance

      Flexible annual and short term taxi insurance from Acorn.

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      Flexible Taxi Insurance To Suit Your Needs

      We are one of the largest taxi insurance providers in the UK serving countless public and private hire taxi drivers, helping them achieve affordable yet extensive cover.

      Whether you’re looking for annual taxi insurance,short term taxi cover or you own a fleet, we have the taxi cover to suit your needs.

      Acorn Insurance also specialises in helping those who may have previous claims, driving convictions or points on their licence.

      With over 30 years in the business, our dedicated taxi team have long standing relationships with a vast array of UK taxi insurance brokers. Between them they understand your needs and wants from a policy, making the whole process of getting cab insurance one of ease and simplicity.

      We operate a 24 hour UK based claim line ensuring we’re here when you need us – please call 0330 331 0716 and our friendly claims assistant will help you.

      What Geographical Areas Do Acorn Quote For?

      Acorn are one of the largest taxi insurance providers in the UK, offering national coverage. At this time we do not offer policies in Norther Ireland.

      Been Refused Taxi Insurance Elsewhere?

      If you have had motoring or criminal convictions, it is not abnormal that you’ll be refused taxi insurance by a lot of insurers. Acorn shine where other insurance companies shy away – we take all experience, history and circumstances into account when quoting for taxi insurance so don’t be disheartened, get in touch today.

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      • Monday-Friday: 09:00 to 17:30
      • Saturday: 09:00 to 12:30

      Already an Acorn Insurance Customer?

      Are all your taxi insurance details up to date? If not, you’ll need to inform us as soon as possible to avoid your taxi policy being invalid or cancelled.

      As a specialist taxi insurance provider, we provide cover for all kinds of UK taxi driver – from PCO insurance and minicab cover, through to black cab insurance. We start with the basic level of cover and allow you to build up your policy from there. This means you’re only spending on what you require or what you’re concerned about. So, you only pay for the cover you actually need and won’t waste money on extras you may not necessarily want.

      ✔  30 years experience in the industry
      ✔  One of the largest UK taxi insurers
      ✔  Excellent verified customer rating
      ✔  Unlimited mileage options
      ✔  24/7 UK accident & claims helpline
      ✔  Comprehensive; Third Party, Fire & Theft; or Third Party Only
      ✔  Glass windscreen cover
      ✔  Public liability insurance as standard on annual policies
      ✔  Competitive cover, even if you’ve got points on your licence

      ✔  Key Care – For lost, misplaced or stolen taxi keys (includes the cost to have locks replaced if required).
      ✔  Breakdown Cover – When your taxi has broken down you are losing money – our breakdown cover will get you back up and running in no time.
      ✔  Legal Cover – This is included as standard with all our taxi insurance quotes
      ✔  Excess Protector *All of our taxi policies are subject to terms and conditions so please take the time to read our full terms and conditions before taking out a policy.

      Do I need Taxi Insurance?

      If you plan to drive a vehicle for hire & reward, whether this be private hire, minicab or public hire, you will need a specific taxi insurance policy. Additional business use on a standard private car policy will not give you the cover you need.

      What's the difference between private hire and public hire insurance?

      Private hire or minicab work only on a pre- booked basis and cannot be flagged down on the street or at a taxi rank. Public hire or Hackney carriage vehicles operate within a specific licensed jurisdiction and have the ability to pick fares up off the street or at taxi ranks, as agreed with the local council.

      Is taxi insurance more expensive than regular car insurance?

      Usually, yes – this is because taxis are generally on the road more than private cars. Also, you need to be protected for more eventualities which have more potential to involve the public. Also, potentially, taxis are on the road during peak times and are hired during periods of adverse weather.

      Do you insure taxi drivers with no previous experience?

      We pride ourselves on considering all potential taxi drivers, so get in touch with our friendly team today to discuss your individual case. We consider all eventualities and offer a range of products to suit majority of individual needs.

      What types of taxi vehicles do you insure?

      We insure taxis of all kinds, from regular saloon cars or hatchbacks, to larger vehicles and minibus taxis. Contact our friendly team to discuss which policy will suit your needs best.

      What policy options are available to me?

      We have multiple options available in terms of cover levels – Comprehensive, Third Party Fire and Third Party Only. We also offer multiple policy terms – Annual, six months, 90-day, 30-day, 7-day Insurance options, providing an array of choice to suit all customer needs. Please visit our short-term taxi insurance web page for more information on these policy terms.

      Can I get immediate cover for driving my taxi?

      We offer an extremely efficient service that can get you on the road immediately; you will be in receipt of your documents minutes after finalising your agreement. Click here to request a call to discuss.

      Do your policies cover me for personal use?

      Yes, all our taxi policies offer social and domestic cover as standard. This will enable you to drive your vehicle for personal use and gives the convenience of one policy covering your personal and professional needs.

      Am I covered to drive other vehicles if I take out comprehensive insurance?

      Our usual taxi insurance does not cover this eventuality. However, we do have other product offerings that can assist in this circumstance.

      Does my No Claims Bonus (NCB) transfer from my regular car policy to my taxi policy?

      The No Claims Bonus for your regular car reflects a different scenario and adherence to regulations to that of driving a taxi, therefore, the NCB for your regular vehicle is unfortunately not transferable to your taxi policy. However, your overall driving experience and other related factors will assist in obtaining a cheaper premium.

      Which policy is best for me?

      The selection of policy will ultimately be your decision but our friendly team will assist in providing clarity and options available to make an informed choice.

      What Excess will I pay in the event of an accident?

      We have multiple options available in terms of excesses. These options will be presented to you, for you to select the excess that suits your needs.

      What payment options do you offer?

      We have flexible finance options as well as multiple policy terms to suit majority of requirements. Payments can be accepted by card, cash, BACS and direct debit. We also have multiple automated payment options including our Acorn App (available on Google Play or the App Store), these services add to the ease of doing business with Acorn insurance.

      What is public liability taxi insurance?

      Public liability is additional protection for yourself and customers. This is included as standard in some of our offerings but can also be purchased as an optional extra. Public liability cover protects you and your business from any unforeseen circumstances involving passengers in your care. Visit our public liability insurance page for more information.

      Do I need a DVSA qualification to get cover?

      Your requirement for licencing will be specific to your use and operating area. We suggest you seek guidance from your local council to ensure you hold the correct qualification.

      Can other family or friends drive my taxi under my policy?

      All Acorn taxi insurance policies will cover the specifically named drivers. However, certain licensing authorities have restrictions around this and therefore guidance from your council should be obtained prior to any request.

      Do you offer cover for fleets?

      Acorn offers specialist fleet insurance for vehicles used for hire and reward. If you are searching for a taxi fleet policy, we offer a wide range of options. Visit our taxi fleet page for details, or contact our helpful taxi insurance team.
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      What To Do In The Event Of An Accident?

      ✔ Move to a safe place
      ✔ Call the emergency services
      ✔ Never admit liability at the scene
      ✔ Exchange contact details
      ✔ Take photos of the scene if safe to do so
      ✔ Take note of registration, make and model of all cars involved
      ✔ Call our friendly claims assistants on 0330 331 0716

      Always remember, a taxi cab can be repaired or replaced, so protect yourself and any passengers above any personal items and your vehicle.

      What Is The Best Way To Get A Taxi Insurance Quote?

      First and foremost you must go through the process of getting your taxi license – you can find all the information you need via the taxi driver license page on the gov.uk website.

      Then you need to decide whether it’s short term or long term cab cover you’re after, it is always best to speak to us – our number is 01704 270 062. By calling, we can get to know how you’re going to be using the taxi and can get a feel for the type of driver and risk you might be. This is done to try and save you some well-earned cash, as well as get the cab insurance that’s right for you.

      Our friendly sales staff can give you a very quick, no obligation quote, without the hassle of having to fill out the forms.

      If you prefer to get your taxi quotes online rather than over the telephone, then we understand . You can get access to our quotes by completing the ”get a quote” form with your details and we will get back to you with a figure. If there is any further qualification required to enable a quote, we will get in touch.

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