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PDA support “saves members £54,600”

A partnership deal between the Painting and Decorating Association (PDA) and specialist insurance, tax and legal firm, Markel, is saving PDA members around £54,600 a year says the Assocation.

Markel provides free access to their business hub and legal helpline, offering 24-hour support to PDA members. 

Downloads from the business hub, including guidance documents on health and safety, employment law and contract templates, would cost an estimated £350 each if created by a high street legal firm, saving PDA members £54,600 in fees during 2023.  

The legal helpline saw a jump in calls in the second half of 2023, with members seeking advice on consumer issues, property and probate. The cost for advice on these topics can be around £200 an hour, while the Markel helpline is included in membership benefits. 

As part of the partnership arrangement, PDA members are able to benefit from Markel’s insurance cover, which can be accessed if a customer dispute cannot be resolved by the PDA’s impartial mediation and arbitration service. 

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