Contractor Insurance Highlighted by PayStream

Published on Monday 19th December 2011 by Dan Holloway in Public Liability

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PayStream, an umbrella payroll and accountancy firm, has revealed that public liability and professional indemnity insurance are vital products for contractors to own. With a rising blame culture being noted in the UK, negligence claims are more likely to be filed against companies and individuals than before. In addition, with a turbulent economy, many firms [...]

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Public Liability Insurance Important for Cyclists

Published on Wednesday 14th December 2011 by Dan Holloway in Public Liability

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Cyclists travelling on British roads have been urged to take out insurance products including public liability insurance to ensure that they do not face financial ruin should they cause or be involved in an accident on the road. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) revealed that, in particular, cyclists found to have caused an accident [...]

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Insure to Have a Safe and Happy Christmas

Published on Friday 9th December 2011 by Dan Holloway in Insurance News, Public Liability

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At this time of year, Christmas decorations are emerging from storage for use in homes, schools, offices and shops – in fact anywhere that can host a string of fairy lights it would seem. Decorations must be handled with care, however, as the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) reports that about 80,000 [...]

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Shop Safely This Christmas

Published on Tuesday 6th December 2011 by Dan Holloway in Public Liability

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In these last few weeks before Christmas, city centres and shopping malls are likely to be busier than at any other time of the year, at least the retailers will be hoping so. However, busy means crowded, and crowds can mean pushing and shoving, albeit accidentally. All the more reason, then, for taking extra care [...]

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How a Mistake Cost a Business £20,000

Published on Wednesday 30th November 2011 by Dan Holloway in Public Liability

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A builder completing a housing development failed to secure a storage area on the site and a young boy was seriously hurt when a pile of timber roof trusses fell on top of him. The development was almost completed and some houses were already occupied while work continued on the rest. The eight-year old, who [...]

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Rock ‘n’ Roll and Public Liability Insurance

Published on Monday 28th November 2011 by Dan Holloway in Insurance News, Public Liability

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The days when UK bands such as The Who or the Sex Pistols created mayhem on stage may now be in the dim and distant past, alongside the reality of the inevitable, excessive public liability insurance claims that followed. Journalist Sarah Whyte, of the Sydney Morning Herald, writing about some of the injuries and the [...]

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Liverpool City Council has revealed plans to instate charges for buskers to allow them to play in the city. Those wanting to perform on the streets would be required to hold a specific licence with restrictions on when and where they could play, and individuals would need to take out their own public liability insurance. [...]

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A Chesterfield-based glass company have snagged a lucrative contract with Gladiator. Auto Windscreens will supply glass repairs for claims relating to theft, fire, and third party incidents, with the company said to be delighted over the decision. Admiral Group’s Gladiator are the insurers commercial vehicle broker, providing public liability insurance, employers insurance and courier, car, [...]

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Building firm J Mills Ltd have been fined £145,000 after failing to put safety procedures in place to stop a man falling to his death. In March 2007, Alan Kerwin, 32, was working on a skylight when he fell 30ft. Almost two years later he died of an epileptic seizure as a direct result of [...]

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New Insurance Range from Groupama to Cover Cleaning Businesses

Published on Thursday 3rd November 2011 by Dan Holloway in Public Liability

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Groupama, the insurance specialists, have revealed that they are to offer a new policy focussing on cleaning businesses. Launched specifically for those working in cleaning contracting, the Exclusively Cleaning is the third niche product to come from the firm, following the launch of Exclusively Security and Exclusively Recruitment. Exclusively Cleaning’s core protection is public liability [...]

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