Author: Mackenzie Ward


Ready to reopen? Guidance for UK pubs and restaurants
April 5, 2021

Ready to reopen? Guidance for UK pubs and restaurants

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Ready to reopen? Guidance for UK pubs and restaurants Re-opening pubs and restaurants after lockdown can’t be treated as standard. Proprietors and managers need to look at this as though they are opening for the first time, with a particular emphasis on health and safety.   Hospitality businesses have faced a difficult time, following months of compulsory closures…

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Marine Cargo – ‘Ever Given’ Suez Canal blockage impact
April 2, 2021

Marine Cargo – ‘Ever Given’ Suez Canal blockage impact

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Marine Cargo – ‘Ever Given’ Suez Canal blockage All customers with cargo onboard must contribute to the costs of the recovery and salvage costs to the Ever Given. If you have an Ascend Cargo insurance policy then this will be covered under the General Average extension – if you do not have marine insurance you…

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Top tips for new HGV drivers
April 1, 2021

Top tips for new HGV drivers

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Tips for new HGV drivers   If you’ve just passed your HGV license test and are now qualified to drive Heavy Goods Vehicles, the good news is that there are plenty of employment opportunities out there for you. With a current UK shortage of HGV drivers, now is certainly the time to be kick-starting a…

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Hot tub claims almost tripled since 2020
March 29, 2021

Hot tub claims almost tripled since 2020

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Hot tub claims almost tripled since 2020   Analysis of Aviva’s UK claims data reveals a year-on-year increase of 188%, in relation to accidental damage claims for hot tubs in 2020.   Scenarios included a grass strimmer bursting an inflatable tub, birds pecking holes in a spa cover and an engagement ring ripping a tub…

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Tips to stay focused on long drives
March 25, 2021

Tips to stay focused on long drives

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Tips to stay focused on long drives   If you’re working in the logistics industry as a driver then you’re going to clock up some long hours on the road. If you’re not prepared for this, then handling such extensive journeys can be difficult and even dangerous. It’s important to make sure you know how…

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Coronavirus support for business guide
March 18, 2021

Coronavirus support for business guide

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Coronavirus support for business guide   Download our financial aid guide detailing the assistance that is available to you following the 2021 budget.   As the UK prepares for the proposed Government roadmap to ease the lockdown restrictions, we want to ensure that our valued clients have access to the most up-to-date information to make your…

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How to stay on top of goods in transit damage claims
March 18, 2021

How to stay on top of goods in transit damage claims

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How to stay on top of Freight Liability (goods in transit) damage claims   Transport damage can be a serious issue in the haulage business. Making repeated claims on insurance can significantly increase premiums and there may be occasions when an insurer refuses to pay out, leaving the business with a significant bill. Staying on…

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A £250,000 bill after insurer rejects claim for wrecked home
March 15, 2021

A £250,000 bill after insurer rejects claim for wrecked home

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Family faces £250,000 bill after insurer rejects claim for wrecked home   Home minor works… are you covered? With over 70% of UK homeowners not advising their insurer about renovation work being undertaken, it is no surprise that when things go wrong there are many cases where insurance cover is invalid.   The builder has…

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Staying on top of sleep when you are on the road
March 11, 2021

Staying on top of sleep when you are on the road

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Staying on top of sleep when you are on the road   If you’re a haulage driver in the UK  and are on the roads often, then you’ve probably found it challenging to get enough sleep and may be experiencing the consequences of too little. Around a third of the UK population only gets up…

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Navigating the modern cyber risks landscape
March 5, 2021

Navigating the modern cyber risks landscape

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Navigating the modern cyber risks landscape   With cyber criminals becoming more sophisticated by the day, business must act now to shore up their defenses.   As recently as five years ago, cyber risk was widely perceived as a technological challenge. Protected by firewalls and virus protection software – not to mention the company IT…

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