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Coronavirus and business insurance – what you should know

An ongoing ‘Epidemic’ of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, started in December 2019. It was first identified in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei, China and as of 27th February 2020, 82,187 cases have been confirmed with many cases now spreading across Europe and England. On Wednesday 4 March, the government said…
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Finding alternative accommodation following a flood

We take a look at the steps you need to take if you are forced to leave your home due to severe flooding. Immediately If your home is uninhabitable after a flood, the first thing you need to do is contact your insurance broker/insurer directly. They will be able to tell you what your home…
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Is the world going into lockdown? How the coronavirus is triggering event cancellations

Since the first cases were detected at the end of 2019, the coronavirus (or Covid-19) is now present in more than 40 countries, with more than 81,259 confirmed cases. While China, South Korea, Japan, Iran and Italy are amongst those most heavily affected, the infection has also affected the UK, US, Australia, France and many…
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The truth about the rising cost of data breaches

Whilst many businesses are increasingly vigilant in amending their work policies to mitigate the risk of cyber-attacks, many still don’t have adequate protective measures against cybercrime in place. In the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2019, recently published by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), findings suggest that larger business are still more…
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The meaning behind Shrove Tuesday

Whilst many of us like to enjoy Pancake Day feasting on our favourite sweet or savoury concoctions, the event remains an important date in the calendar for Christians over the world. The origins of Shrove Tuesday Shrove Tuesday, as with many European Christian traditions can be traced back to the Pagan times. Before the Christian…
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Pubs! Food and Drink Trends for 2020

In THP’s fifth Flavour & Trend Forecast for 2020, they have made some predictions for the following years’ food and drink trends. Botanicals Prepare for Instagram-worthy delights in the coming years as edible flowers and wild botanicals will be in full bloom for 2020. Not only will they be used as a garnish in drink, but you will likely…
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The future of the modern workplace

When we look back, office design has come a long way, and nowadays, even the more traditional of businesses tend to be more sociable and collaborative than a decade ago. With user-centric design on the up and an increased awareness of the link between wellbeing and productivity, more and more businesses are giving their offices…
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Preparing for Valentine’s Day in the catering industry

Are your preparations for Valentine’s Day in full swing? Or are you simply taking bookings and hoping for the best? Consider these tips to ensure you get the most out of the day and keep things running as smoothly as possible. Plan When plans are left to the last minute, they can easily be rushed…
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Starting the mental health conversation in the workplace

When it comes to mental health, it can be difficult to find the right words to comfort someone who’s suffering. While most of us know to avoid saying things like ‘just snap out of it’ or ‘focus on the good things,’ the fact is that saying nothing at all can be just as, if not…
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Terms and conditions: the importance of reading the small print

Whether you’re buying a product, or paying for a service, you and the supplier are bound by the terms and conditions set out in the contract. In 2010, as part of an April Fools’ Day prank, UK-based business GameStation sent out contracts with a stipulation that by signing, users were selling their ‘immortal soul’ to…
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