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New minimum standards for energy efficiency in properties

Posted on: 26 June 2018

In April 2018, the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) came into force in England and Wales, making it illegal to let or renew a lease on a residential or commercial property if the EPC score falls below an ‘E’ rating.

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The threats and opportunities of autonomous ships

Posted on: 25 June 2018

As autonomous cars feature increasingly in the headlines, it seems the world of shipping is not far behind.

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Allianz Coffee Guide to underground roads

Posted on: 19 June 2018

With commutes taking longer and more traffic than ever on the roads, do underground roads offer the solution?

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Managing risk and costs during record fuel prices

Posted on: 13 June 2018

We all know that the price of crude oil is a constant economic hot potato.  Following continued rises in the price of oil, fuel prices are at their highest levels for over two years.

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More five star products than any other insurer

Posted on: 07 June 2018

Leading independent research company, Defaqto, has awarded our Complete Business and Complete Property Owner products a five star rating - meaning Allianz now has more five star SME products on offer than any other insurer.

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New rules to make transport as sustainable as possible

Posted on: 05 June 2018

New biofuel targets were introduced in April that aim to double renewable fuel use in the UK transport sector within 15 years.

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Is your Ford Transit safe?

Posted on: 04 June 2018

There have been reports that new Ford Transits are susceptible to break-ins through the driver’s door. There is a fix available from Ford, which is a software change.

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In an uncertain world it's time for trust

Posted on: 29 May 2018

In a youTalk-insurance blog originally published in the run-up to BIBA 2018, director of commercial and personal broker markets at Allianz UK, Sarah Mallaby, discusses how trust can be developed in a world full of uncertainty.

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Escalators: Staying a step ahead with health and safety

Posted on: 23 May 2018

Little has changed in terms of the design of escalators since the late 19th century, meaning the same risks still persist today. Regular inspection and maintenance is crucial in ensuring the equipment remains in optimum working order.

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Motor prosecutions

Posted on: 23 May 2018

This white paper provides an overview of driving offences, including drug driving, and the respective sentences, the impact on the driving at work policies, and risk management for those involved in the running of commercial motor fleets.

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