Tag Archives: Liability insurance


Plant Insurance – (the bit that dropped off)
April 3, 2018

Plant Insurance – (the bit that dropped off)

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It seems that most Contractors (and their brokers) are quite unaware that the cover they buy for Plant and Hired-in Plant is far from the best. Perhaps 99% of Contractors have their Plant and Hired-in Plant insured under a standard Contractors All Risks policy and if you are one of them just ask yourself, does […]

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How To Safely Walk On Ice
March 3, 2018

How To Safely Walk On Ice

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With more snow forecast this week, you’re likely to encounter a bit of ice. As well as meaning the weather is going to be on the chilly side, ice also poses an issue when it comes to walking for yourself, staff and members of the public. All it takes is for you to step incorrectly […]

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Water damage – over 25% of all claims originated from this risk
February 18, 2018

Water damage – over 25% of all claims originated from this risk

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In 2016, escape of water contributed to over a quarter of all domestic property insurance claims, ranking above ‘weather’ and ‘fire and explosion’. Between January and September 2017, these claims totalled £483m – an increase on the previous year. However, it’s also an issue in the commercial space. The continuing rise in escape of water […]

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Business Description – A Cautionary Tale
February 12, 2018

Business Description – A Cautionary Tale

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Does your business description on your policy documentation fully describe all your business activities? We often discover inaccurate or incorrect descriptions which could make a policy void in the event of a claim, we explain more ….. A man is working on a building site somewhere in Essex. A trained operator, he is digging a hole […]

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How to get the best price for your Haulage Motor fleet
January 12, 2018

How to get the best price for your Haulage Motor fleet

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Specialist insurance for the Transportation and Haulage sector needs a unique approach. It is important to engage a broker that has a specialism in your industry. They  must have the knowledge and expertise in your business sector and be able to provide you with full market access. But how can you ensure you are able to obtain the […]

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Simon Horton joins Ascend to head up Transportation & Logistics
December 21, 2017

Simon Horton joins Ascend to head up Transportation & Logistics

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We are pleased to announce that Simon Horton has joined Ascend as Transportation & Logistics Director  to oversee our continued growth in the haulage, car transportation, freight and associated trades. Simon has over 20 years transportation broking experience having held a number of high profile market positions, most recently as deputy managing director at Arthur […]

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Ascend launch fleet of telematic equipped vehicles
December 20, 2017

Ascend launch fleet of telematic equipped vehicles

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The first of our Ascend branded motor cars arrived a few weeks ago, you may have seen them around! These are equipped with state of the art telematics camera systems that we are happy to demonstrate to you or any fleet operator. These systems are not standard SD card systems but communicate directly to our chosen […]

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What every business should know about GDPR
December 18, 2017

What every business should know about GDPR

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SMEs need to take notice now and act ahead of the new GDPR regulations coming into force in May 2018. A new data privacy law will be introduced in May next year and  we look at the key things every small business in the UK needs to know. The new law is called the EU […]

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5 reasons why you might need to review your public liability insurance
August 7, 2017

5 reasons why you might need to review your public liability insurance

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Where there’s blame there’s a claim, goes the saying and the UK seems no less immune to the thriving compensation culture. Increases in the way personal injury claims are calculated click here and the impact this will have on your business means you really should review the cover that you have in place. In 2016/17the […]

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7 Reasons why you should embrace Professional Indemnity Insurance
July 31, 2017

7 Reasons why you should embrace Professional Indemnity Insurance

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If you’re not sure if you need professional indemnity insurance, here are some reasons that might help make things clearer for you: You provide advice and consultancy Clients can claim compensation if there’s a mistake in the advice you have given.  You provide an expert service In case you make a mistake in designs, plans […]

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