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Haulage & Transportation- Managing Your Risks

May 13th, 2010

In April 2008 the “Corporate Manslaughter & Corporate Homicide Act 2007″ came in to force. This act is linked directly with Health & Safety requirements. Under the Act,  health & safety legislation means”any statutory provision dealing with health & safety matters”. This therefore applies to transport and workplace safety as enforced by HSE and local authorities. This legislation has […]

Foundry Insurance – High Metal Prices Increase Theft Risk

May 4th, 2010

High metal prices continue trend of insurance thefts. In April,  the BBC reported that thousand of homes in Edinburgh  could have been left without power after thieves tried to steal metal from an electricity sub-station. Fencing was cut by thieves around Newbridge Electricity station but were disturbed before they could steel any metal. If successful […]

Woodworkers Beware!

May 4th, 2010

“My Insurer has refused to pay out on my fire insurance claim!” For the majority of businesses, the above quotation will never happen.   But for some it may be the case! The reason some insurance claims are refused are due to a breach in policy Warranties. A  “Warranty” is  a special form of policy condition used […]

Commercial Property Insurance – Fire Risks Revealed

April 28th, 2010

With around 20% of UK warehouses and factories currently unoccupied, Insurance group Aviva is warning commercial property owners of the need to secure vacant buildings. According to the insurer, there are around 9,000 fires in unoccupied buildings each year in the UK, and empty commercial premises, particularly in out-of-town areas, are high risk. If not […]

Trade Credit Insurance Rise 95%

April 15th, 2010

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has revealed the extent to which trade credit insurance helped UK businesses in 2009. During the year, insurers dealt with 22,791 claims, with the total amount paid out rising from £164 million in 2008, to £320 million. According to the ABI survey, the 95% year-on-year increase reflects the ongoing […]

New Flood & Water Management Bill Becomes Law

April 11th, 2010

The Flood and Water Management Bill 2009-10 has received the Royal Assent. The Bill addresses the threat of flooding and of water scarcity, both of which are expected to increase with climate change. The new legislation requires the Environment Agency to create a National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy, which a number of […]

Haulage insurance Leicester – is your HGV safe?

April 10th, 2010

Andrew Bourne & Company has learnt that VOSA has vowed to implement stringent vehicle checks as part of a crack down on rogue HGV/ Haulage drivers.  It has emerged that VOSA are barred from having permanent vehicle inspection facilities at the port of Liverpool and three other ports across the U.K due to private ownership. […]

Healthcare insurance Leicester – half of Britons unfulfilled at work

April 6th, 2010

BUPA’s “How Are You Britain” report indicates that almost half of the country’s workforce is less than happy. In a poll of over 2,000 people, 49% said they were feeling “unfulfilled” in their jobs, and 21% were annoyed by a lack of career progression. The health insurer is therefore recommending some simple changes that can […]

Haulage insurance brokers – night time deliveries for haulage companies

April 3rd, 2010

A suggested relaxation related to the delivery curfews could see emmisions reduced by up to 300%.  By not travelling at peak times, it would mean reduced congestion on the roads with less traffic for HGV’s to compete with journey times could be cut quite drastically. With ever growing pressure to cut our carbon foot print, […]

Insurance broker Leicester – Flood Risk campaign gains momentum

April 3rd, 2010

The Environment Agency has issued a report indicating that the terrible floods of 2007 affected some 48,000 homes. The cost per house was up to £30,000, with businesses having to fork out £112,000 to get their firm back up and running.As the dangers of flooding become more widely known, 150 persons have signed up to […]

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