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4 ways to prepare your car for autumn

From slippery roads to decreased visibility, there’s plenty more things that we need to consider when driving as summer comes to an end. As insurers tend to see a marked increase in the rise of Car Insurance claims in the autumn and winter months, it’s worth doing what you can now to decrease the risk…
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Result of FCA’s Business Interruption test case

Covid-19 and Business Interruption insurance created a complex situation requiring legal consideration of the many different issues involved.   That is why, from the outset, we welcomed the FCA intervention in bringing this test case.   Unfortunately, whilst this is important progress, the judgement, which was broadly in favour of Policyholders, does not bring matters…
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Technology jargon buster: 101

Do you know your GIFs from your Gigabytes? To you, does RAM still bring up connotations of a sheep rather than computer memory? If you’re not up to date with technological lingo, you’re not alone. Even though technology is an integral part of our day-to-day lives, there’s so many terms that come alongside it, it…
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Was the Eat Out to Help Out scheme a success?

Sometimes discounts can seem too good to be true. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case with the Eat Out to Help Out scheme. After Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, announced the Treasury would be funding 50% of meals midweek throughout August, restaurants and diners snapped up the benefits of the initiative. And,…
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8 reasons to appreciate rail freight

HGVs contribute to congestion, crashes and road damage but make up a significant portion of surface transport for moving goods and materials from A to B. Here are eight reasons why rail freight is the way forward: Rail produces 76% less carbon dioxide emissions than the same journey made by road, with one gallon of…
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Planning on driving abroad? From 31st December 2020 you may need a Green Card…

If you are planning on travelling in Europe after the 31st December 2020, make sure you have the right driving documents in place before you go. GOV.UK is now recommending that ALL drivers who need to drive abroad after this date will need a Green Card and GB sticker. What is the Green Card and why do…
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Contact tracing and data protection: What the hospitality industry needs to know

In June, the Government launched their contact tracing scheme which, equipped with 25,000 NHS contact tracers, aimed to track 10,000 new cases of COVID-19 a day. This works by speaking to those infected by the virus and obtaining information of anyone they have been close to for sustained periods while allowing the person to remain…
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How local lockdowns could affect you

Despite the Government having eased the nationwide lockdown, we’re seeing an increasing number of localised lockdowns being enforced up and down the UK. So far, Leicester, Preston, east Lancashire, parts of West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester and Aberdeen have seen local lockdowns and the risk of others going the same way looks imminent. As the…
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Looking to the future: remote working

As lockdown continues to ease, your business is likely considering how the future of your office looks now that your employees have spent considerable time working from home. While some roles require an office environment, many can be performed just as well remotely, with many reporting that their performance has gone up during this period…
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Travel Insurance and COVID-19: What you should know

From the 6th July, the blanket restrictions which had previously been placed on non-essential travel will be relaxed for certain countries meaning that holidaymakers will not be required to quarantine for 14 days on their return. While the full list of permissible countries will be published this week, they are thought to include France, Spain, Italy,…
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