Tag Archives: Liability insurance


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 the limited its you purchase to protect you balance sheet click here mean you really should […]

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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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Why choosing a specialist insurance broker makes a big difference
July 25, 2017

Why choosing a specialist insurance broker makes a big difference

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Working with a specialist insurance broker not only helps you understand your exposures and arrange comprehensive cover, but will also enable you to access specialist markets that can provide you with competitive cover. Each industry sector has a diverse range of circumstances to take into consideration when arranging insurance. There are many aspects that are […]

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