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Flood Claims, a Helping Hand

December 7th, 2015

With all the bad weather this weekend businesses may need to make a claim for flood damage. Our friends at Aviva have put together a guide as to what information their claims department will need to know in the event of a claim. While this list is design specifically for Aviva most insurers will be […]

Autumn Blues!

November 25th, 2015

With Autumn definitely upon us and winter just around the corner our friends over at Aviva have put together a Risk Bulletin with some helpful tips to get your business in the best possible position for the seasons ahead. Aviva Autumn Risk Management Bulletin

Where there’s smoke there’s fire.

November 12th, 2015

This week we wanted to take look at the new regulations surrounding smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. This affects anyone who owns and lets a residential property. The new regulations came in to affect from the 1st October 2015 and make it compulsory to have smoke alarms fitted in all residential properties that are let […]

Plant, Machinery & Construction – The Big Push

January 15th, 2013

With our wealth of experience in the Plant, Machiney & Construction Insurance sectors, Andrew Bourne & Co will be actively targeting clients in these sectors throughout 2013 and 2014. Watch out for our new marketing material, coming soon! Heavy Plant Hirers & Waste Recycling Contractors, beware the markets are vastly declining following a number of high profile losses being […]


January 15th, 2013

Please refer to the following link A total of 180 applications have been approved by the Department for Transport (DfT) for next year’s trial of longer semi-trailers, CM can reveal. The breakdown consists of hauliers, own-account operators and trailer manufacturers, which between them will pilot the use of 1,811 longer semi-trailers on UK roads. […]

Innovation Centre to host new monthly meeting for Market Harborough businesses

March 2nd, 2012

 The first of a series of monthly meetings designed to help Harborough businesses is being held at the Harborough Innovation Centre later this month. The monthly meeting, known as ‘The Business Agenda’ will be free for anybody to attend and will be a mixture of education, innovative business ideas and networking.   Business owners from […]

HMRC to target home improvement trades for unpaid tax

February 16th, 2012

The HMRC has recently announced three new campaigns about which construction clients need to be aware. In their press release, the HMRC said that the campaigns will focus on: Missing returns. This will contribute to wider HMRC activity tackling failure to complete tax returns. It will initially focus on those who fail to complete tax returns […]

Insurance cheats face crackdown as fraud register looms

February 10th, 2012

  Insurers will be able to dip into the IFR to weed out insurance cheats who currently add an estimated £50 to every policy. The IFR is the latest in a series of fraud busting initiatives. The Police Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department has led to a number of arrests since it kicked off in January. […]

The Construction Supply Chain – Everyone must play their part in Health & Safety

February 10th, 2012

A case in Scotland, which recently resulted in three companies being fined over the same incident, provides a reminder of the health and safety responsibilities of all firms involved in any part of the construction supply chain, not just the contractor. The companies were – between them – fined over £300,000 following a fall of over […]

UK Riots August 2011 – Government announces extension to 42 day limit

August 13th, 2011

David Cameron on behalf of the Government has confirmed this morning in Parliament that the Riot (Damages) Act 1886, police compensation schemes will operate as normal and that the time frame for notifying claims under the Riot (Damages) Act 1886 has been relaxed from 14 days to 42 days from the date of damage or […]

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