Category: COVID-19


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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COVID-19: Guidance on how to manage unhappy employees
February 19, 2021

COVID-19: Guidance on how to manage unhappy employees

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COVID-19: Guidance on how to manage unhappy employees   At this strange time we’re living through, many employers are considering how they will bring back their employees from a period of furlough or a return to the workplace after a lengthy period of home working. Telephone conversations with the employee may have raised a distinct…

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COVID-19: How to reduce the risk of employers’ liability claims
February 12, 2021

COVID-19: How to reduce the risk of employers’ liability claims

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COVID-19: How to reduce the risk of employers’ liability claims   As the country gradually moves towards the ‘new normal’, it is inevitable and understandable that employers will now be focusing on implementing the necessary changes to their working practices, allowing them to operate not only safely but also profitably. Business owners and, indeed, their…

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The FCA Supreme Court Test Case update
January 22, 2021

The FCA Supreme Court Test Case update

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The FCA Supreme Court Test Case update   Overview The Supreme Court handed down judgment on the 15th January 2021 on the FCA Business Interruption Test Case. It held resoundingly in favour of the FCA (on behalf of the policyholders) in relation to all types of clause under consideration – “Disease” clauses, “Prevention of Access”…

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Update: Business interruption extensions to COVID-19
January 22, 2021

Update: Business interruption extensions to COVID-19

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Update: FCA Test Case: Business interruption extensions to COVID-19   The Supreme Court judgment in the FCA Business Interruption Test Case was published on Friday 15th January 2021.   The Supreme Court did find in favour of the FCA and policyholders on the areas of dispute on eight insurers in the test case.   Please…

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FCA business interruption appeal
November 30, 2020

FCA business interruption appeal

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FCA Test Case Update – Appeal Date Set for 16 November 2020   Ascend FCA Business Interruption Test Case – Update   At a ‘Consequentials’ hearing on 2 October 2020, the FCA, named insurers and Hiscox Interveners were given certificates to enable them to appeal to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court agreed to hear…

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Retailers prepare for surge in COVID-19 claims
November 18, 2020

Retailers prepare for surge in COVID-19 claims

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Socially distanced queues, mandatory face coverings and hand sanitiser upon entry are some of the features of the post-lockdown retail experience, as we move into the recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. While some retail operations have stayed open throughout the pandemic as an essential service, many more have only recently been able to reopen…

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Putting your staff and volunteers first during lockdown
November 10, 2020

Putting your staff and volunteers first during lockdown

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How to keep in touch, communicate and put your employees and volunteers at the forefront during lockdown. As we come to the end of the first week of our national lockdown, it can be easy to focus on how your charity is doing, how many beneficiaries are being reached, how sales are going, how to…

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Why charities need cyber insurance, regardless of size
November 4, 2020

Why charities need cyber insurance, regardless of size

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Why charities need cyber insurance, regardless of their size With all the challenges and changes that Covid-19 is bringing we saw a sudden and near-total shift to remote working (and now a more measured transition to blended working) many charities have had to re-examine their existing cyber security practices. In the past year 20% of charities have…

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The growing threat of heat stress
October 7, 2020

The growing threat of heat stress

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Millions across the globe could be at risk of heat stress which may cause fatigue, drowsiness or in extreme circumstances kidney failure. The effect of global warming may have significant effects on humans and more many it may become ‘too hot to work’. This has been greatly enhanced by Covid-19 and the effect of PPE.…

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