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

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

Companies whose Membership has ceased

Member Membership Ceased Company Reg No. BAR Membership No. Liquidator Details Comment
Brycelands Removal Services Ltd 04/06/2019 B095 N/A
Chappells Removals & Storage 25/06/2019 C126 N/A
Britannia Greers 01/07/2019 G044 N/A
Harkers Transport Limited 01/07/2019 H085 N/A
Abbey Removals Ltd 01/07/2019 A096 N/A
E G Wigmore & Sons 01/07/2019 W032 N/A
FTS Removals 02/07/2019 M107 N/A
MacQueen Bros. Removals & Storage 02/07/2019 M058 N/A
W H Humphreys & Son Ltd 31/07/2019 H052 N/A The company ceased trading on the date shown.
Bee Moved Removals Ltd 01/08/2019 B129 N/A
Taylors Removals & Storage 26/07/2019 T008 N/A The company was acquired by another BAR Member company.
N M S Movers 21/05/2019 N010 N/A
The Grange Removal Company 26/03/2019 T072 N/A
A. G. Cannon Removals & Storage 11/02/2019 C014 N/A The company was acquired by a non BAR Member company.
Steele’s Removals 25/02/2019 S006 N/A The company was acquired by another BAR Member company.
Movecorp Ltd 11/10/2019 M097
Scotts of Somerset 19/11/2019 S115 N/A

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