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Commercial Insurance Awards 2019 Finalist
December 21, 2018

Commercial Insurance Awards 2019 Finalist

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Congratulations to the whole team at Ascend Broking Group for our recent achievements in the Commercial Insurance sector. We are shortlisted for SIX awards at the annual Commercial Insurance Awards 2019 hosted by CIR Magazine.   Categories: Broker of the Year Categories: Regional Broker of the Year Categories: Growth Business of the Year Categories: Initiative of the Year Categories: Claims Team of the Year Categories: Social…

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Carillion. The bad-debt domino effect, and how to avoid it
December 17, 2018

Carillion. The bad-debt domino effect, and how to avoid it

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Another construction firm has gone bust, but this time it has attracted more attention than usual. Carillion’s suppliers are said to be owed a hefty £2 billion. This will have a knock-on effect for tens of thousands of businesses. The small firms that handled most of Carillion’s work will sadly be those most affected by…

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HSE Fees for Intervention – The Disputes Process
November 19, 2018

HSE Fees for Intervention – The Disputes Process

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CURRENT CONTEXT – the HSE claims it has always had a “proportionate dispute process” since it introduced Fee for Intervention (FFI) in 2012, intended to lay the cost burden of HSE intervention on businesses that break health and safety laws, not on taxpayers. In September 2016, permission was granted for a judicial review of the…

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Legal News – three items of interest for the construction community
November 2, 2018

Legal News – three items of interest for the construction community

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Phoenixing – Construction bosses who phoenix firms could now face fines or bans Construction is one of the UK industries that suffers the most from ‘phoenixing’ – folding a firm to avoid debts then starting up a near identical business with a new name. Now directors who do this could face hefty fines or be…

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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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Alpha Insurance (Lima ) Collapse
May 9, 2018

Alpha Insurance (Lima ) Collapse

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If your fleet insurance is placed with Lima/Alpha Insurance we have been advised yesterday evening (7th May 2018)  by the British Insurance Brokers Association that they have been declared bankrupt and all policies are cancelled with immediate effect from 5pm 7th May 2018. Lima specialised in the Haulage, Courier, Self Drive Hire and Private Hire…

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Top 15 Drivers Tips Checklist
May 2, 2018

Top 15 Drivers Tips Checklist

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Do you consider yourself a rule-abiding citizen and a good driver? Even if you take care at the wheel, you may be regularly flouting the Highway Code, or breaking the law without knowing it.  Breaking the rules of the road could put you or other people in danger and invalidate your insurance. And offences such…

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Ascend welcome Ian Lawley as Technical Director
November 10, 2017

Ascend welcome Ian Lawley as Technical Director

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We are pleased to announce that Ian Lawley has joined our growing team at Ascend as Technical Director. Ian is well known within the insurance industry having held a number of high profile positions within both independent and multinational brokers. Recently he has overseen the development of insurer rating engines and policy wordings in specific…

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