Tag Archives: 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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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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