Approved Roofers In York: According to YouGov, last year the estimated Christmas spend in the UK amounted to a whopping £22.3 bn! The BBC guessed that families would splash out £599 per family on Christmas gifts while the average spend on food and drink per family was estimated at £180.
There’s no doubt but that Christmas can be an expensive time of year. And unfortunately the Christmas bonanza brings its sorrows as well as its joys.
As the Christmas spirit takes hold predatory criminals take advantage of our more relaxed attitude and are on the prowl to rob us in our own homes. But under no circumstances should we ever relax our vigilance. Here at the Approve Trader Directory we think that at this time of year we should step up our vigilance and be even more alert to the possibilities of criminal activity.
So when you get quotes to have a paint job done on your living room, or the garden cleared of leaves and the detritus of summer bedding, or new guttering to cope with the winter rains, be aware that the trader at your door might not be trustworthy, but could be a rogue trader our to line his own pockets and ensure a rockin’ good Christmas for his own family, at your expense.
Don’t take risks: check out your trader with the Approved Trader Directory. It will cost you nothing to call us or go online. If you find your trader there, you will know that the business or individual has been screened by us before being given a listing in the Directory. That means that your trader is exactly who she or he claims to be, is licensed and certified to do your job, and has a healthy financial profile.
If you don’t find the trader you are considering in the Directory, then ask that person to register. It will cost the company as little as £5 a month – a small price to pay for your peace of mind.
So go on – relax, enjoy the Christmas spirit and spend your money wisely knowing that the trader you have chosen can do the job and can be tracked down if anything goes wrong.