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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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4 steps to prepare pipes for the winter months

Posted on: 14 November 2018

Following the ABI's news release emphasising the importance of acting on the risk of pipes freezing, we briefly detail four steps that can be taken by property managers to defend their plumbing systems against extreme cold.

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Profits up and great news on customer loyalty

Posted on: 13 November 2018

Chief executive officer, Jon Dye, comments on Allianz Insurance plc's Q3 results for 2018 with some insight on what's behind the figures.

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High Court win for Allianz customer in "defective" bed claim

Posted on: 13 November 2018

Allianz helped their customer win the much publicised "faulty bed sex claim" that could've resulted in costs of about £12 million and spelled the end of their business.

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Construction plant theft is on the rise

Posted on: 23 October 2018

Allianz research has revealed that the number of plant theft claims has been steadily rising over the past five years. What can businesses do to protect themselves from the various tactics used by criminals?

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Personal Accident insurance: Protecting employees

Posted on: 19 October 2018

'Personal Accident' covers can be added to employee benefits packages and offer protection to both the employer and their employed. This feature looks at the advantages provided by taking out personal accident insurance.

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The changing landscape of engineering

Posted on: 16 October 2018

In this article for Modern Insurance Magazine, Martin Ball, Head of Engineering Inspection, discusses how advances in technology are making it easier and safer for engineers to undertake inspections, manage supply chains and plan construction projects.

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