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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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Brexit – Travelling in Europe in 2021
November 26, 2020

Brexit – Travelling in Europe in 2021

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Travelling in Europe in 2021 The transition period for the UK to leave the EU ends on 31 December 2020. What does this mean for insurance abroad in 2021.   Unless an agreement is reached, it is likely there will be a legal requirement to carry a physical document known as a Green Card when…

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New commercial vehicle scrappage scheme launched
November 19, 2020

New commercial vehicle scrappage scheme launched

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New commercial vehicle scrappage scheme launched A new heavy vehicle scrappage scheme has been launched in London ahead of the introduction of tighter emissions standards for the Low Emission Zone (LEZ), which comes into force from March 1, 2021. More than 100 organisations have already pre-registered interest in the scheme, which will operate on a…

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Major mobile phone law change in 2021
November 12, 2020

Major mobile phone law change in 2021

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Major mobile phone law change in 2021   The Government has announced plans to significantly tighten up the ban on using mobiles phones whilst driving. The changes will come into effect in 2021. In short, the current law: ·        is out of date – mobile phones today are no longer just used for calls and…

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Ascend sponsor Paul Walter for the 2020 season
July 24, 2020

Ascend sponsor Paul Walter for the 2020 season

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We are delighted to sponsor Essex Cricket’s Paul Walter for the 2020 season. The left-handed all-rounder was Essex’s leading wicket-taker in 2017’s Natwest T20 Blast. Born in Billericay, Walter is proud to represent his home county at a first-class level and we are excited to see his successes in the coming season. Essex kick their…

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Construction sites operating during the Coronavirus
May 12, 2020

Construction sites operating during the Coronavirus

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Construction sites operating during the Coronavirus Construction sites operating during the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic need to ensure they are protecting their workforce and minimising the risk of spread of infection. This guidance is intended to introduce consistent measures on sites of all sizes, in line with the Government’s recommendations on social distancing. Self-Isolation Anyone who…

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COVID-19’s impact on driving tests
May 10, 2020

COVID-19’s impact on driving tests

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COVID-19’s impact on driving tests Driving Theory tests are suspended until 08 May for now. You can book a theory test now for a date from 09 May. If your driving test is delayed and your theory test runs out before your next test, you will need to re-take a theory test (they are valid…

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31st January 2020 – Is your business Brexit ready?
January 20, 2020

31st January 2020 – Is your business Brexit ready?

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It is not long now to prepare for Brexit with the 31st January 2020 on the horizon. Our guide has been written with support from The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Brexit impact on business: which industries will be affected? For many businesses, there won’t be much to do. Staying on top…

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Ascend Broking Olympic Abseiling for RDA
November 28, 2019

Ascend Broking Olympic Abseiling for RDA

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In September, two intrepid members of our team – Edwin Carter and Katherine Smithers – braved the elements to abseil down the side of the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, London. Raising £500 for Little Belsteads. Katherine said it was ‘a hair-raising experience but an exhilarating one’ – not one she would like to ‘repeat too… Read more
Ascend stables open at Little Belsteads
November 28, 2019

Ascend stables open at Little Belsteads

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The opening of the Ascend stables at Little Belsteads RDA in Little Waltham, Chelmsford, Essex. Ascend Broking & Little Belsteads RDA attend the opening of the new stables. Belsteads RDA is a registered charity that was inspired to provide interaction and riding opportunities to children with disabilities all over Essex. Based at The Belsteads School,… Read more