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Why charities need cyber insurance, regardless of size
July 29, 2021

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 Covid-19 is bringing, we have seen a sudden and near-total shift to remote working (and now a more measured transition to blended working), and many charities have had to re-examine their existing cyber security practices. In the past year, 20% of charities…

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Industry slams new UK plan to increase fines for hauliers carrying migrants
June 17, 2021

Industry slams new UK plan to increase fines for hauliers carrying migrants

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Industry slams new UK plan to increase fines for hauliers carrying migrants   The UK government plans to increase fines for hauliers found carrying illegal migrants into the country, but it has been warned the new penalties, which would apply “irrespective of driver compliance with security measures and schemes”, could exacerbate the worsening driver shortage crisis. The…

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Tips for preventing theft from your worksite
May 26, 2021

Tips for preventing theft from your worksite

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Employee training Employees are vital to any business and can play a key role in safety and protection of the company and equipment. Companies should always check the backgrounds of any potential employees, if possible. Once on board, security guidelines and polices should be explained in detail and all staff need to be trained in…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer practice for international hauliers
May 20, 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer practice for international hauliers

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer practice for international hauliers   The Department for Transport has published guidance for hauliers making international journeys. The guide, last updated on the 28th March 2021, covers everything a haulier needs to know when it comes to safety, including rules on COVID-19 testing for hauliers and other topics such as: – Driver…

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Is my gym Covid secure?
May 13, 2021

Is my gym Covid secure?

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Is my gym Covid secure?   Keeping yourself active is an essential part to your wellbeing. It is proven fact that exercise increases endorphins, which in turn lifts moods and makes you feel better. Being stuck in your own home for the last year has had major effect on people’s wellbeing, decreasing motivation while increasing…

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The need for speed awareness
May 13, 2021

The need for speed awareness

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The need for speed awareness   Most people who are caught speeding will receive a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) of a £100 fine and three points on their driving licence. It may be possible to avoid points and opt for a speed awareness course if one is offered, depending on which police force is handling the offence. The number…

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Road safety during Ramadan
May 10, 2021

Road safety during Ramadan

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Road safety during Ramadan   Ramadan is the 9th month in the Islamic calendar and is a period during which participants observe strict rules that include fasting from food or water between sunrise and sunset. This year, it will start on the evening of Monday 12 April, and end on Monday 12 May. Workplace considerations…

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Drivers to be Covid tested before entering the UK
May 6, 2021

Drivers to be Covid tested before entering the UK

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Lorry drivers will be tested for Covid-19 before entering the UK amid surge in cases across Europe   Lorry drivers arriving in England from outside the UK will be required to take a Covid-19 test within 48 hours of arrival, the transport secretary has announced. Grant Shapps said that from April 6 hauliers, including drivers…

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TruckEast plants a tree for every Scania it sells
May 3, 2021

TruckEast plants a tree for every Scania it sells

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TruckEast plants a tree for every Scania it sells   Scania dealer TruckEast has committed to planting and maintaining one tree for each retail Scania truck sold. The idea to create a TruckEast Woodland originated from a series of sustainability workshops the dealership held in 2019, where employees from across the business joined together to…

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Is my shop covered?
April 29, 2021

Is my shop covered?

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With the country opening again recently, business owners have been able to return to their livelihood. If you are returning to your shop, bakery or tearoom, this is the type of cover you will need to look at and review.   Shop insurance  Shop insurance  is an overview term for policies such as bakery insurance,…

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