Author: Mackenzie Ward


Jewellery underinsurance
March 22, 2022

Is my jewellery underinsured?

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Is my jewellery underinsured? The demand for expensive jewellery such as watches and rings are increasing at a great rate. In some cases, supply can’t keep up, causing prices to rise. In the last 10 years some jewellery has seen a higher increase in value than gold. Could this affect your insurances? With the rises…

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Courier van insurance
February 16, 2022

What insurance do I need to be a courier?

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What insurance do I need to be a courier? With many companies growing an online presence, the courier industry has boomed due to more and more people ordering online and businesses looking to couriers to help them with their distribution. So, if you’re reading this with the idea of entering the industry, this could be…

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ERN explained
February 16, 2022

ERN explained – Everything you need to know

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ERN explained – Everything you need to know   ERN stands for Employers Reference Number. This reference is made up of two parts: – – A three digit HMRC office number – A reference number unique to your business   Depending on when this number was issued to you, it can look slightly different. –…

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transport-insurance-experts
February 1, 2022

Why you need a transport specialist insurance broker

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Why you need a transport specialist broker At Ascend we provide transport specialist insurance. We have 100+ combined years of experience in the transport insurance market. We even have an account executive who is an ex-driver himself. Therefore, we have a good insight into the industry and what risks you may face, with great access…

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Haulage-insurance
January 19, 2022

Brexit causing more distribution delays in 2022

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Brexit causing more distribution delays in 2022   Some lorries bringing goods from the EU to the UK have been stuck at the border for four days. The disruption has been blamed on “terrible” new Brexit red tape. Truck drivers have reported queueing for up to eight hours trying to get through customs controls at…

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haulage-industry-in-2022
January 19, 2022

Big issues facing the UK haulage industry in 2022

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Big issues facing the UK haulage industry in 2022 Covid and Brexit will continue to affect the haulage industry in 2022, but there are other questions in the UK haulage industry that will unravel as the year goes on. Newly trained HGV drivers – will they be in it for the long haul? You may…

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Ascend Transport insurance
December 7, 2021

Why should hauliers use Returnloads?

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Why should hauliers use Returnloads? Is your business currently facing pressure to improve efficiency and increase profitability? This is the situation for many haulage companies today. From poor fleet management to the resources that are wasted on empty journeys, your current working practices could be costing your business unnecessarily. Returnloads is a platform designed to provide…

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HGV Classes explained
November 24, 2021

Any use of hand-held mobile phone while driving to become illegal

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Any use of hand-held mobile phone while driving to become illegal   Police will soon be able to more easily prosecute drivers using a hand-held mobile phone at the wheel after the government strengthens existing laws to further improve road safety. It is already illegal to text or make a phone call (other than in…

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transport-insurance-experts
November 22, 2021

Is it worth investing in driver and vehicle safety?

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Investing in your drivers By investing in driver and vehicle safety you can save 78% in damage costs and 7% in fuel, according to Driving for Better Business figures. Who wouldn’t want that? But there is no doubt it’ll cost you to invest into Driving for Work schemes, so you may be thinking –  is…

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Have you thought about your risk assessment
November 4, 2021

The insurance market is changing

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The insurance market is changing… what can you do about it?   The insurance market operates in a similar way to many other marketplaces, in that it uses simple supply and demand principles. When there is an over-supply of product (too many insurance companies), prices are driven down; when supply is reduced or demand increases,…

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