Advanced Payment Guarantee

When you move home, it is standard practice to pay your removal company in advance.  You would obviously be concerned that if your remover financially failed before your moving date, you would have lost that pre-payment. For that reason, all BAR members provide an Advanced Payment Guarantee. All BAR members are financially vetted and provide the safety net of an APG scheme (your chosen provider will provide you with details of the scheme to which they belong) and so you can have total confidence in using them for your move.

The guarantee applies to private individuals moving home to or from the United Kingdom.

The Scheme does, of course, have terms and conditions and those full terms and conditions can be downloaded.

For any customer queries under the BAR APG Scheme, please email apgscheme@bar.co.uk.

Member Membership Ceased Company Reg No. BAR Membership No. Liquidator Details Comment
Pearsons 20/09/2018 05495213 P010 CBA Business Solutions
Tel: 01162 626804
Email: Leics@cba-insolvency.co.uk / Tracey.logan@cba-insolvency.co.uk
Company terminated from BAR membership 20th September 2018.

Company was placed into administration, effective from Monday 8th October 2018.

Please download Pearson’s Consumer Guidance Document here

The deadline date for receiving completed APG claims (subject to validation by the APG Scheme) will be on Tuesday 9th April 2019 @ 5pm. Any claims received after this date/time will not be considered.

Sheppard’s Removals & Storage Ltd 12/10/2018 01006648 S078 c/o Nicholas Cusack, Parker Andrews, 5th Floor, The Union Building, 51-59 Rose Lane, Norwich, NR1 1BY,

T: 01603 284284, E: Jack.Walker@parkerandrews.co.uk

Company terminated from BAR membership 12th October 2018.

Company was placed into administration, effective from Monday 5th November 2018 – Download Confirmation

The deadline date for receiving completed APG claims (subject to validation by the APG Scheme) will be on Friday 12th April 2019 @ 5pm. Any claims received after this date/time will not be considered.

Simpsons Removals & Storage Ltd 30/11/2018 02769414 S092 N/A Company terminated from BAR membership 30th November 2018.  BAR were initially informed that the Simpsons had been placed into administration, effective from 30 April 2019 (Certificate of Appointment).

We have since received further information from the Insolvency Practitioner to confirm that the Company has gone into voluntary liquidation, meaning that the company remains solvent and is in a position to pay its creditors in full.  Individuals affected by this matter are encouraged to contact the liquidators as a matter of urgency.

The APG Scheme is a matter of last resort (see term 1 of the terms of guarantee) consequently, in these circumstances the BAR APG will not be activated, however, if we can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.

Brycelands Removal Services Ltd 04/06/2019 B095 N/A The membership of this company ended on the date shown.
Chappells Removals & Storage 25/06/2019 C126 N/A The membership of this company ended on the date shown.
Britannia Greers 01/07/2019 G044 N/A The membership of this company ended on the date shown.
Harkers Transport Limited 01/07/2019 H085 N/A The membership of this company ended on the date shown.
Abbey Removals Ltd 01/07/2019 A096 N/A The membership of this company ended on the date shown.
E G Wigmore & Sons 01/07/2019 W032 N/A The membership of this company ended on the date shown.
FTS Removals 02/07/2019 M107 N/A The membership of this company ended on the date shown.
MacQueen Bros. Removals & Storage 02/07/2019 M058 N/A The membership of this company ended on the date shown.
W H Humphreys & Son Ltd 31/07/2019 H052 N/A The company ceased to trade on the date shown.
Bee Moved Removals Ltd 01/08/2019 B129 N/A  The membership of this company ended on the date shown.

Feedback from customers of a former BAR Member

The scheme from my end has been superb, otherwise I would have been nearly £1000 out of pocket. Was really easy with Green’s completing the move without me having to pay them again and claim off you as for that. I would ensure I always use a BAR company in the future and would tell people about it when planning a move.

L, Wed 20/06/2018

We are delighted that we will receive compensation for the monies paid in advance to a former BAR Member who unfortunately went in to administration.

Mr & Mrs S, Tue 19/06/2018

Thank you for all your help with this matter. Other than the initial disappointment with the former BAR Member who unfortunately went in to administration we have been very happy with the smooth process of reclaiming our money.

Mrs SR, Fri 23/03/18

We should like to say that we are very grateful for the excellent and timely service we have received through the APG scheme.

Mr & Mrs L, Thur 26/04/18

Thank you for such swift action on my application to the BAR Advanced Payment Guarantee Scheme. I had not expected such a turn around and will recommend friends and family ensure they book with BAR accredited removal companies in the future.

Mrs C, Mon 26/03/18

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