78% of tradespeople have had their tools stolen – let's change that.

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  This is how we can Stamp Out Tool Theft  

Simply Business has been campaigning to Stamp Out Tool Theft since 2019. Now, we’ve partnered with On The Tools to produce a tool theft white paper.
This extensive piece of research shines a light on the extent of the problem, and how politicians might be able to solve it.

Read the white paper

  Win up to £2,000 of      equipment to secure     your van  

Don’t give criminals any opportunity to get inside your van. We’ve got 10 van security packages to give away – the winners can get a tailored van security package, which could include:

  Protect your tools      with standalone          tools insurance  

You can buy tool insurance on its own, if that suits your business best – no other cover needed.

Tools insurance covers replacement costs if your tools are lost, stolen or damaged, helping you get back to work quickly and with minimum fuss.

Our standalone tools insurance includes:

  • Protection against loss, theft, and damage, with cover ranging from £1,000 to £10,000
  • A flat £100 excess across all claims (including in transit claims)
  • Cover for tools when leaving them overnight in a van
  • No fees for making adjustments or cancelling your policy midway through the agreement

78% of tradespeople have had their tools stolen

Only 1% of tradespeople recover stolen tools

38.5% of tradespeople have had tools stolen from outside their home

  Discover the real impact     of tool theft  

A bad tradesperson might always blame their tools, but even the best rely on them to do their job.

This documentary lifts the lid on how tool theft affects tradespeople, including the impact on their time, money, and mental health.

Stop stealing tools you bastards!!! 

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Stop stealing tools you bastards!!! 

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Free guides to help tradespeople

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Tool insurance claims: a quick guide

Here we’ve listed some tips to help you safeguard your property, and what you need to do if you need to claim on your tools insurance. Read more.

How to keep tools safe in a van

With tool theft on the rise, van security is a top priority for tradespeople, and if you're keeping your tools in your van, it's important that you take steps to keep them safe. Read more.

Tool theft: tips for securing and recovering stolen tools

What do you do if the worst happens and your tools are taken? Here are nine things you can do to help you recover stolen tools. Read more.

The ‘Game Boy’ that breaks into keyless vehicles 

Here are three updates on tool theft, covering data from 2020 and 2021 – as well as more on a sophisticated device that makes it easier for thieves to get into keyless vehicles. Read more.

January revealed as the worst month for tool theft

Data shows January is the worst month for tool theft in London, with tools being stolen once every 30 minutes. Read more.

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Competition is open to UK residents aged 18 and over. Entrants must be a tradesperson trading as a sole trader or as an employee of an actively trading company or partnership registered in the United Kingdom (excluding Northern Ireland) and must own a van. The winning entrant must be available to travel to Southam for installation of the prize at an agreeable time and date. See further terms and conditions.

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Watch our video on the real cost of tool theft

Landscape gardener Bret Bradford has had over £30,000 worth of tools stolen over the years. In this video, Bret talks about the devastating effect that tool theft has had on his life, his work, and his mental health.

Created with our partners, On the Tools.