Category Archives: Commercial

21 Jan

Cyber Risks & Liabilities

Cyber Security: From IT to the C-Suite A 2015 government survey revealed that an estimated 90 per cent of large organisations and 74 per cent of SMEs had suffered a cyber attack within the past year. The average cost of an attack varied widely—from £115,000 to £1.46 million—depending on the size of the organisation and

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14 Jan

HSE Safety Cornerstones – Jan 2016

Health and Safety Fines Set to Rise Dramatically Starting 1st February 2016, new guidelines from the Sentencing Council will dramatically increase fines for corporate manslaughter, food safety and hygiene offences, and health and safety offences. This will apply to any applicable sentence handed down on or after that date, regardless of when the offence was

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08 Jan

Commercial Insurance News – January 2016

In this issue: 2015 Autumn Statement Highlights Review six highlights from Chancellor Osborne’s 2015 Autumn Statement. Familiarise Yourself with the New National Living Wage A compulsory national living wage will come into force April 2016. Read about what this means for you and your business. 6 National Minimum Wage Traps While the national minimum wage

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10 Dec

Top 10 Ways to Control Your Employers’ Liability Costs

Insurers are likely to analyse your claims history when underwriting your employers’ liability premium. If you can help control your claims, you can lower your price — so we’ve gathered top tips to help you achieve this. 1. Investigate accidents immediately and thoroughly; take corrective action to eliminate hazards, and be aware of fraud. 2.

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03 Dec

Commercial Identity Theft

According to the UK’s Fraud Prevention Service (CIFAS), identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United Kingdom today. Identity thieves use countless avenues to access personal information, so staying ahead of them takes a commitment to security. Because businesses handle sensitive customer information, they have a responsibility to protect that information.

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19 Nov

Cyber Risks & Liabilities

Protect Your Email From Prying Eyes Email has a number of benefits that far outweigh the costs—it’s cheap, instantaneous and easy to use. But email can be a huge liability for businesses: It is not inherently secure, meaning anything you or your employees send via email could be intercepted. For normal, everyday email communication, this

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12 Nov

Commercial Insurance News

The Court of Appeal has passed new sentencing guidelines for environmental offences made by very large organisations (VLOs), which will raise fines exponentially. Under the new guidelines, if a VLO is found guilty of an environmental breach, it may be fined up to 100 per cent of its pre-tax profit for a given year. Based

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06 Nov

Business Relocation Checklist

Relocating a business is not a simple process and can take months of meticulous planning to ensure disruption is kept to an absolute minimum. This checklist can help ease the transition into your new space. Pre-move Set a moving budget, accounting for all moving/transitioning services, potential updates to the new location, lost revenue due to

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