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The rise of renewables

Posted on: 14 December 2018

On the tenth anniversary of the Climate Change Act, Steve Kelly, Engineering Underwriting Account Manager, discusses the progress being made toward the targets set by the Renewable Energy Directive in an article for Modern Insurance Magazine.

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Allianz Coffee Guide to sky taxis

Posted on: 13 December 2018

Could VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) aircrafts solve traffic congestion on our roads?

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The road ahead for autonomous vehicles

Posted on: 12 December 2018

It's only a matter of time until the majority of vehicles on our roads have some autonomous capabilities; There's still a lot of issues that need to be worked out however.

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The Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill has become law

Posted on: 05 December 2018

After receiving Royal Assent in July 2018, the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill has now become an Act of Parliament, extending compulsory motor insurance to driverless cars and giving the government more power to improve roads and associated infrastructure.

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Allianz succession plan provides an immediate solution to last week’s departure

Posted on: 03 December 2018

Helen Bryant has been appointed to the role of director of SME & corporate partnerships, following the departure of David Martin.

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Plant hirers: Be alert on new trends in fraud

Posted on: 03 December 2018

A supplement to our feature 'Construction plant theft is on the rise', providing further insights into the issue and detailing more defensive steps that can be taken against this sort of crime.

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DVSA to investigate commercial vehicle operators using old tyres

Posted on: 30 November 2018

Operators found to be using tyres that are 10 or more years old will be investigated and face regulatory action from the Office of the Traffic Commissioner.

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Personal injury discount rate and whiplash claims reforms get Parliamentary approval

Posted on: 28 November 2018

We’re now waiting for a date to be set for Royal Assent, when it will become an Act of Parliament, bringing into law changes to the claims process for whiplash injuries and the way that the personal injury 'discount rate' is determined.

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A BIBA Brokers' Guide to business interruption insurance

Posted on: 20 November 2018

Mike Hallam, Head of Technical Services, BIBA, describes business interruption (BI) as "one of the most complex insurances that a business will need to buy"; so it's not entirely surprising that underinsurance is common, with confusion about various elements.

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Be Bike SMART: 5 occasions where you need to take care around two-wheeled road users

Posted on: 15 November 2018

Motorcycles and pedal cycles are the vehicles most likely to be involved in a road traffic accident. There are plenty of Bike Smart things that other road users, such as fleet drivers, can do to prevent dangerous situations.

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