Tag Archives: covid-19


Delays in road traffic accident claims
January 14, 2021

Delays in road traffic accident claims

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Claimants for compensation on road traffic accidents are having to wait for more than a year before being heard in court.   The existing backlog in UK courts has only been aggravated by the pandemic, and a UK Insurer has calculated that around £240m worth of current claimant damages have been tied up in the…

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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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Why every business needs cyber insurance
October 28, 2020

Why every business needs cyber insurance

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With millions of employees working from home, the risk of cyber breaches is higher than ever. The reason working from home increases the risk of cyber attacks is due to: Weak network security – Multiple entry points for each business network – Family members on WIFI – and more. 60% of SMEs that suffer a…

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Recession proof your business with your own banking facilities
October 14, 2020

Recession proof your business with your own banking facilities

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No one can be in any doubt about the devastating effect the pandemic has had on businesses – both large and small, and across all sectors. While more people have headed back to work in non-essential areas and pubs, restaurants and hairdressers are about to re-open, the alert level has only just been reduced from…

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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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Cyber insurance is set to become vital after Covid-19
September 2, 2020

Cyber insurance is set to become vital after Covid-19

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Although most businesses have always seen cyber insurance as a necessity, many will now realise its utmost importance in keeping them protected. The risk of cyber attacks has grown exponentially due to many working from home, leaving small businesses vulnerable to attack. Since 2015 there has been a 300% increase in small and medium size…

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Are companies looking to rely on remote working?
August 26, 2020

Are companies looking to rely on remote working?

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An online survey of insurers’ changing priorities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic by consultancy firms show a major focus on remote working for 2020 and 2021. The survey, which covered around 25 insurers globally, took place between 31st May and 11th June. Only 8% were very confident that the coronavirus pandemic will be…

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5 tips to keep employees safe when returning to work
August 19, 2020

5 tips to keep employees safe when returning to work

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As businesses return to work across the country, many employees will be worried about safety. Follow these five tips to keep your business safe and give your employees peace of mind. 1 Install hygiene screens – these will prevent contact between employees sitting next to each other at desks. By creating this barrier between work…

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Directors & Officers premiums on the rise
August 13, 2020

Directors & Officers premiums on the rise

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Directors and officers liability insurance rates will likely more than double for some sectors in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, as insurers respond to increased shareholder litigation over the past three years and future litigation over coronavirus-related exposures, according to a report by A.M. Best. The report rating agency noted that rates have already…

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Cost of motor cover at four year low
August 5, 2020

Cost of motor cover at four year low

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In the second quarter of 2020, the cost of motor cover was at its lowest for four years. This fall reflects the impact that Corona virus has had on the UK, with motorists taking far fewer car journeys. The price of cover is down 3% from the first quarter of 2020. Motorists have clearly been…

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