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Bryan Banbury
Sharing is Caring? Russell Scanlan Discusses Underinsurance in the Sharing Economy
Posted on Thursday 14th September, 2017 by Bryan Banbury

From cars to office space, the UK’s services and products are increasingly being shared out for rental as part of the booming ‘sharing economy’. This direct hire, mostly over the internet, can leave suppliers wide open to underinsurance. It is now essential for insurers to recognise that the sharing…

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Mike Dickinson
The Cost of Extreme Weather: Protect your business against the risk of flooding
Posted on Friday 1st September, 2017 by Mike Dickinson

In the wake of the devastating floods caused by Storm Harvey in the States, it is becoming increasingly apparent that these extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and more severe, often causing irreparable damage to homes and businesses. Here, Mike Dickinson, Sales & Marketing Director at Russell Scanlan, explains the…

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Bryan Banbury
Shocking number of commercial properties underinsured
Posted on Thursday 24th August, 2017 by Bryan Banbury

As a commercial property owner, one of your worst fears is discovering a flooded kitchen from a faulty boiler, damage to your building’s structure due to extreme weather or even to find a faulty appliance has caused a fire. Here, Managing Director at independent insurance broker Russell Scanlan, Bryan…

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Bryan Banbury
Is your business insurance watertight following Supreme Court’s landmark ruling?
Posted on Wednesday 9th August, 2017 by Bryan Banbury

The Supreme Court has made a landmark ruling over employees’ access to justice, stating that tribunal fees are now unlawful. The ruling will (probably) have a significant impact on insurance premiums for businesses experiencing employment disputes with employees, says Managing Director Bryan Banbury. The number of insurance claims emanating from…

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Chris Cunnington
Prevention is better than a cure: how private medical insurance can boost business
Posted on Thursday 6th July, 2017 by Chris Cunnington

Increasing pressures on the NHS means the provision of employer funded Private Medical Insurance (PMI), is a welcome addition to any employee’s package - particularly for non-urgent medical conditions. Here, our Healthcare administrator, Chris Cunnington, discusses how to make the most of PMI. PMI helps with attracting and retaining…

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Bryan Banbury
Is your business protected against the growing threat of social engineering fraud?
Posted on Monday 26th June, 2017 by Bryan Banbury

The weakest link for a business when it comes to social engineering fraud can be its staff, says Managing Director Bryan Banbury, as he describes the threat and outlines tips on how to protect against attacks of this kind. In an age of cyber attacks and digital identity theft, many…

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Martin Tomes
Is your business ready to Make Tax Digital?
Posted on Thursday 1st June, 2017 by Martin Tomes

Guest blogger, Tax Director Martin Tomes of Midlands-based HSKS Greenhalgh (chartered accountants and business advisors) discusses new digital tax requirements for businesses. As part of the governments’ digital agenda, all businesses will soon be required by law to hold online records as the digitalisation of tax becomes fully embedded…

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Bryan Banbury
Maximising the Gig Economy: implications on your business insurance
Posted on Tuesday 30th May, 2017 by Bryan Banbury

Over the past two years, the UK’s “Gig Economy” - a labour market characterised by short-term contracts or freelance work - has boomed and looks like it’s here to stay. Research has recently found that over a quarter of all SMEs have employed at least one freelance worker…

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Andrew Jenkins
Is your business prepared for major changes to data protection regulations?
Posted on Thursday 27th April, 2017 by Andrew Jenkins

Operations Director Andy Jenkins discusses upcoming changes to data protection regulations and how your business should prepare for them – or could face a hefty fine. When a change to the law around data protection hits in May 2018, businesses could face fines of up to four per cent of their turnover…

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Environmental Claims - Does your business have water-tight cover?
Posted on Tuesday 11th April, 2017 by

Have you considered if your business would be fully covered for an environmental claim? Guest blogger Toby Arnold of Aspen Insurance discusses the benefits of having a water-tight environmental insurance policy in place for pollution incidents. Different businesses are subject to unique environmental exposures and risks. The majority of companies…

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