Direct Line, a provider of insurance products and services, has launched its new Direct Line for Business insurance policies aimed at small businesses operating in a number of sectors.

The insurance products are a natural extension to the existing Direct Line product range and are aimed at sole traders and partnerships owned by individuals who also manage their business.

Kate Syred, head of Direct Line for Business, said: Costs for small business owners are soaring due to inflated energy and fuel bills as well as rising petrol prices so this offer enables small business owners to keep insurance costs to a minimum. It also means small businesses can take advantage of the benefits of being a Direct Line customer and have peace of mind they have quality cover.