You browse suitable properties. You arrange a viewing. You’re all set. You call the letting agent to discuss the deposit. Before you know it, you must pay a deposit, one month of rent and ‘referencing fees’ before you’re handed the keys.Read More "What does the Tenant Fees Act mean for landlords and for tenants?"
A new report by Multiply found some worrying statistics for self-employed people surrounding their pensions and the age in which they’ll be able to retire.Read More "Retirement at 79? Pension chaos for the self-employed"
In today’s world, we have a better understanding of the value of our possessions, the threat of risks like fires or the weather, and are more aware when it comes to protecting our properties from would-be thieves. Yet despite all this, 28% of us don’t have a home contents insurance policy in place and £266bn worth of contents are at risk of not being insured. Read More "£250bn+ worth of contents are not insured, and other stats"
If you’ve ever thought of setting up your own whisky distillery, it’s likely you have a rosy vision of what it would be like: the sweet smell of malt in the mash tun, liquid bubbling away in shining stills, proud rows of oak casks gently developing the flavours inside. Read More "Alcohol and overheads: why craft a distillery needs specialist insurance"
Building a business is a bit like raising a child: you nurture it through the delicate early stages, then all of a sudden the company finds its feet and the risks start multiplying. Scaling up is hugely exciting, but as the pace of trade quickens, it’s easy to feel a bit lost and uncertain about your risk profile. Read More "What kinds of business need commercial insurance?"
Architects are relied upon in many construction projects, from drawing up initial plans to build a structure, specifying materials to use and overseeing the overall project to its completion. Yet it’s often one single person carrying this responsibility, and mistakes can always happen. Read More "Claims against architects: the lowdown on protecting your profession"
From 8th April 2019, Central London will be introducing an Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to tackle the problem of excessive air pollution in the city. Once this has been initiated, there are further plans to extend this to include the inner London area bounded by the North and South Circular Roads. This will come into place from 25th October 2021. Unlike the 7am-6pm weekday C-charge, the ULEZ restrictions will be in force all day, every day with no exceptions. Read More "London is fighting air pollution: Has the time come to upgrade your motor fleet?"
Does your list of New Year’s resolutions look something like this? Read More "What are your business New Year’s Resolutions?"
Is Christmas really Christmas without the classic films that seem to have been with us forever? There are few better feelings over the festive period than cosying up with snacks in front of our favourite flicks. For the characters involved, though, it’s stressful, humiliating and often painful. Without further ado, we take a look at some of the claims these fictional folks could have made had they wised up on their insurance. Read More "Movie Liability: Missed insurance claims in Tinseltown"