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Allergen Breaches Can Have Big Repercussions
October 15, 2018

Allergen Breaches Can Have Big Repercussions

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Whilst many of us may wish for 15 minutes of fame, an Argyll-based hotel has secured its moment in the spotlight by preparing to serve midge burgers, making use of an abundance of wee insects that it can easily remove from its extermination machines. Midge-coated burgers are being touted as a potentially protein-rich ‘gourmet burger’,…

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Health and Safety in the motor vehicle repair industry
October 8, 2018

Health and Safety in the motor vehicle repair industry

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The motor vehicle repair industry employs 200,000 people in the UK. Most of these people work in small and medium sized businesses. Health and safety records are becoming worrying across the industry. During 2017, there has been a significant increase in the number of impact claims occurring for motor traders at their premises. These claims…

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What will Brexit mean for your insurance?
October 1, 2018

What will Brexit mean for your insurance?

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Britain’s withdrawal from the EU is scheduled for March 30 2019 and there will be ramifications in many industry sectors. But exactly how will it impact the insurance markets and company or individuals’ insurance policies? The simple answer is that nobody has an answer. Insurers are currently issuing renewals for dates stretching beyond the date…

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The gig economy and changing workplaces
September 24, 2018

The gig economy and changing workplaces

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Do evolving attitudes about how we work mean that the insurance provided for businesses is due a rethink? In the past, you would ask, ‘Where do you work?’ when getting to know someone. Now, you’re increasingly more likely to ask, ‘What do you do?’ instead. Attitudes to work are changing. Championed by millennials (who will…

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Architectural Security – Designing out crime
September 17, 2018

Architectural Security – Designing out crime

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If you have been considering a new home build or significant renovation of your property then it is likely that you will begin to seek the expert direction of architects, planners, builders and your insurance broker. In fact, many homeowners are reluctant to consider installing these security systems due to their unsightly nature. However, it…

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With over 100 years combined experience, Ascend’s team are the specialists you need!
September 12, 2018

With over 100 years combined experience, Ascend’s team are the specialists you need!

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Policy Wording – Boring? Yes. But important. Of all insurances, those for Contractors are generally the most complex and most in need of specialist knowledge in their arrangement. I am willing to bet: Your Contractors policy wording (Liability and Contractors All Risks) isn’t the best. Why? Because you have your insurer’s standard policy wording and…

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New rules to make transport as sustainable as possible
September 10, 2018

New rules to make transport as sustainable as possible

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New biofuel targets were introduced in April that aim to double renewable fuel use in the UK transport sector within 15 years. By changing the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO), owners of transport fuel who supply at least 450,000 litres a year will have to make sure their mix is at least 12.4% biofuel by…

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The threats and opportunities of autonomous ships
September 5, 2018

The threats and opportunities of autonomous ships

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As autonomous cars feature increasingly in the headlines, it seems the world of shipping is not far behind. Currently, Norway seems to be leading the way with collaboration between international technology group Kongsberg and chemical company Yara, in order to build a fully autonomous, electric container ship. The Yara Birkeland, due to be launched in…

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Covernotes 2018 Summer Newsletter
August 31, 2018

Covernotes 2018 Summer Newsletter

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Summer 2018 Covernotes Newsletter Please download our 2018 summer newsletter In these covernotes we include: The insurance implications of Britain becoming a nation of fly-tippers Helping to make the Claims experience less painful Data keeping drivers safe on the road by getting to know their good and bad habits Leave no stone unturned with Silicosis…

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Get Your Fire Safety Sorted Before Bank Holiday Weekend
August 24, 2018

Get Your Fire Safety Sorted Before Bank Holiday Weekend

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Barbecued and smoked dishes have become all the rage with British consumers, whether they head to the upmarket barbecue-smokehouse eatery on the high street to enjoy them, or buy them direct from a meat and fish smokehouse. The craze for barbecued and smoked food started in the USA, but quickly spread to the UK, which…

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