Tag Archives: business insurance


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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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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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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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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Employment Law – 2018 information and facts & figures
April 25, 2018

Employment Law – 2018 information and facts & figures

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Working with Coates & Co, specialists in Employment Law, we have been able to provide you with a summary of useful Employment Law facts and figures that will apply from April 2018. This informative summary for 2018/19 gives details of: Employment compensation limits Statutory redundancy Maternity, paternity and sick pay entitlement The national minimum wage…

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Directors & Officers Insurance – do you know you could lose your ENTIRE wealth?
April 23, 2018

Directors & Officers Insurance – do you know you could lose your ENTIRE wealth?

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Many people mistakenly believe that as a director of a limited company, they have no personal liability in regard to their corporate actions and that is not limited just to directors, proceedings can be issued against people in almost any managerial or supervisory position. Could that be you? The truth is that while most corporate…

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