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Business continuity

The importance of business continuity planning

If your business faced a devastating situation as a result of a terrorism attack, cyber attack, fire, flood or natural disaster, would you be able to deal with it?  And…

It’s a family affair

When you look at global giants like Nike, Facebook or Samsung, you probably don’t see them as family firms, but they are[1]. Maybe it’s one of the reasons they’ve done…

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Have you prepared your business insurance for growth?

It can be exciting to be the owner of an expanding business, but there are a number of things that need to be thought about. The business may require more…

Business interruption emergency exit fire risk

Risk assessments: don’t play with fire

Fire safety in the workplace is vitally important if your business is going to avoid potentially significant fines and even criminal prosecution for the person carrying out the risk assessment….

Business-Interruption

Protecting businesses against the unexpected

It doesn’t take a lot to disrupt a business, especially an SME that isn’t running with huge cash reserves and manages cash flow on a month to month basis. That’s…

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Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) increases

On 1st June 2017, Insurance Premium Tax (IPT), a tax on general insurance premiums, will increase from 10% to 12%. The increase to the IPT will apply to all policies…

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Landlords: Give your property rent appeal

PwC predicts that 7.2 million households will be in rented accommodation by 2025[1]. So, with more people than ever looking to rent, and an increasing number of ‘To Let’ signs…

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) what is it and are you ready?

GDPR, GDPR, GDPR. The business world and marketeers can’t stop talking about it. Yet so many people don’t understand what it means and more importantly how it will impact them…

Data protection and Internet of Things: How will GDPR impact your business?

What is ‘The Internet of Things’ (IoT)? Loosely speaking, the IoT refers to a whole class of day-to-day objects. Cars, umbrellas, kettles, light bulbs and health devices sold with built-in network…

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Business insurance: swerve clear of costly renewals in 2017

If you are a small business owner, there are many things that can affect your premiums: claims, a change of business, your insurance company, staff, inflation, or even a change…