Category: Business


Welcome, Jo to the Ascend team!
July 30, 2021

Welcome, Jo to the Ascend team!

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Welcome, Jo!   Jo started her career in London organising training events for a large firm of accountants during the 1980’s.   She then moved abroad in 1996 and spent six and a half years working in the Cayman Islands for a firm of solicitors.  It was whilst she was there that she attended the Cayman…

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Marine Cargo Insurance and its importance 
July 30, 2021

Marine Cargo Insurance and its importance 

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Marine Cargo Insurance and its importance  Maritime transport is one of the safest channels for the movement of goods, however, inevitably there are certain risks that, during their transfer can generate damage or even total loss of cargo; and that is why it is recommended to contract or enforce transfer insurance for all goods. The…

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The Role of Smartphones, Gamification and Rewards in a Business Driver Safety Programme
July 29, 2021

The Role of Smartphones, Gamification and Rewards in a Business Driver Safety Programme

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The Role of Smartphones, Gamification and Rewards in a Business Driver Safety Programme If your employees drive for work, you know that keeping them safe on the road can be challenging. Increasing pressure to meet deadlines, driver distraction, and rising substance abuse use and stress levels are not helping. The pandemic’s emptier roads have even…

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Is M&A insurance right for my deal?
July 28, 2021

Is M&A insurance right for my deal?

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Many SME business owners who are looking to exit their businesses may be unaware of the potential liabilities arising from their sale, as well as the full extent of cover available to them when they strike a deal with a buyer.      Warranty and indemnity (W&I) insurance has not been available to small and…

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Whiplash reforms – In place from now
July 27, 2021

Whiplash reforms – In place from now

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Whiplash reforms – In place from now   From the 31st  May new whiplash reforms came into legislation.   WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? Historically, the limit for the Small Claims Track (the route to bring low value claims to court) was £1,000. The reforms will increase this limit to £5,000. This will mean that if…

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Ascend launch new forest initiative
July 23, 2021

Ascend launch new forest initiative

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Aim to plant 10,000 trees As part of our commitment to the environment we have launched our Ascend Forest initiative. We have been working closely with MoreTrees to help stop deforestation and help the world’s climate change. Our goal is to be part of the 1 billion trees aimed to be planted. On behalf of…

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Landmark judgment sees major insurance implications for dental profession
July 22, 2021

Landmark judgment sees major insurance implications for dental profession

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Law firm urges dental practices to obtain the right level of insurance as new judgment holds owner ’vicariously liable’ for negligence as opposed to the dentists involved.   https://www.insurancetimes.co.uk/news/landmark-judgment-sees-major-insurance-implications-for-dental-profession/1437408.article   The repercussions of this case mean that Dental Practice Owners can be held vicariously liable for the negligence of dentist professionals in their practice, speak…

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Care for other road users
July 22, 2021

Care for other road users

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Care for other road users Our roads are becoming more and more congested but not just for road vehicles. The desire to remain fit and healthy during lockdown has seen more people regularly out walking, running and cycling. Yet with so many more people now getting around on foot, bikes and now also on e-scooters,…

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Vessel accidents have increased, are you prepared?
July 15, 2021

Vessel accidents have increased, are you prepared?

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Vessel accidents have increased, are you prepared? It is  estimated that 3,000 containers have been lost at sea over the past few months alone. Compared to the 1,382 containers on average lost per year between 2008-2019, as reported by The World Shipping Council, that’s a big jump. What’s the reason for it?   Why are…

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Covid-19 related claims
July 14, 2021

Covid-19 related claims

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Covid-19 related claims: A practical guide for employees  Employers’ Liability overview   The responsibility of the employer Employers are responsible for the health and safety of their employees while they’re at work. If a current or former employee was injured or became ill at work, they may believe their employer is responsible and make a claim.…

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