Risk Management

Businesses urged to take IT failure more seriously

Auditing giant KPMG has called for businesses to take IT risks more seriously, pointing out that UK firms are paying out some £410,000 per year for unplanned IT problems. As…

Fail to plan, plan to fail

We’ve all heard the phrase, and to be fair you probably have a fair few plans in place, a strategic business plan, a sales plan etc. But how about a…

Driving when the clocks go back

The clocks go back one hour on 26 October. This time of year sees an increase in vehicle accidents and insurance companies experience around an 11% increase in motor vehicle claims. As the nights draw…

10 checks for farming safety

Although it may sound simple, checking your farming machinery can not only be a matter of meeting the Health and Safety at Work Act (HASAWA) but it can ultimately be…

Bribery: local risk, global consequences

Regulators, particularly in the US and UK, are clamping down on corporate bribery. Both the UK Bribery Act and the US’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act were recently reinforced, and place…

Top tips for managing your fleet of vans

We have all heard of the ‘white van man’ label but just how true is it and how does it affect your business? A study* by AXA Business Insurance and…

Risk Protection Arrangements for Academy Trusts

As you will be aware the Education Funding Agency (EFA) has introduced a voluntary Risk Protection Arrangement (RPA) for Academy Trusts, Multi Academy Trusts and free schools with effect from…

Who would be a director?

We often hear about the fat cats and large remuneration deals but a recent report questioned whether it’s all fun being a director. A recent report from the Economist Intelligence…

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The value of risk assessment

In 2011, 27 people were killed at work by a moving vehicle and more than 1,800 were seriously injured. These figures were released by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE)…