Monthly Archives: July 2016

28 Jul

The Impact of Speed

If you’ve been caught speeding, fined or sent on a speed awareness course, the impact of speeding is probably fresh in your mind. How long, however, before the bad habits start creeping back in? Surely a few miles per hour over the statutory speed limit isn’t that big a deal? The truth about speed may

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26 Jul

Construction Site Safety Inspections

Construction is one of the most dangerous industries in the United Kingdom. According to statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), in 2015-16, construction injuries accounted for over 18 per cent of all fatal injuries in the workplace and roughly 10 per cent of all reported major injuries. HSE inspectors have the right to

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20 Jul

Don’t “horse around” with horsebox breakdown cover

While car breakdown services offer assistance to the degree of fixing your vehicle at the roadside, they WILL NOT recover a vehicle with a horse on board. Here you’ll find some advice on what to do in the event of an emergency: 1. Prevention is better than cure – make sure you keep your vehicle well

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14 Jul

Taking time off: can your business survive your holiday?

The stereotype of the overworked and underpaid business owner or manager is no myth—it is firmly grounded in reality. Lengthy working weeks with little to no respite is the norm. And while many business owners and managers think they can handle the stress and weighty responsibility without a rest, neglecting to take a break from

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11 Jul

10 cheap ways to keep the children entertained this summer

The school holidays are fast approaching! Some schools have already broken up. What are you going to do with the children for 6 weeks to keep them entertained and occupied? More importantly, what activities can you do that aren’t going to break the bank?! A recent survey (carried out on behalf of Epsom UK) among

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Motor Trade
07 Jul

Motor traders and fleet owners experience rise in theft claims

Insurers are noting a sharp rise in the severity of theft claims for motor traders. Although overall motor vehicle theft is trending downwards (there were about 80,000 thefts in 2015, which is down 31 per cent from five years ago), motor traders and fleet owners are experiencing a dramatic uptick in the number and severity

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cyber-breach
05 Jul

New figures show identity theft is on the rise

The number of victims of identity theft rose by 57% last year, according to a report out today from fraud prevention service Cifas. It said that there were more than 148,000 victims in the UK in 2015, compared with 94,500 in 2014. Cifas also suggested that social media sites had become a “hunting ground” for

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04 Jul

Key considerations when buying holiday home insurance

The considerations that apply when you’re obtaining holiday home insurance differ from those for your main home. Here are some things to bear in mind: Types of holiday home insurance Buildings and contents You’ll need to take out both buildings and contents insurance, just as you would for your main home. Make sure your cover includes any

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