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New guidelines expected to increase prison sentence lengths for gross negligence manslaughter

Posted on: 07 August 2018

The Sentencing Council has published specific guidelines for courts in England and Wales dealing with certain types of manslaughter; These guidelines will be used for sentences imposed from 1 November 2018.

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SME - overcoming underinsurance

Posted on: 31 July 2018

In this article for Modern Insurance Magazine, Harriet Conway, SME business insight manager, provides a brief summary of the issue of underinsurance amongst SMEs.

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The insurance industry: Supporting SMEs to prosper

Posted on: 26 July 2018

It’s important SMEs are supported by the insurance industry in order to maximise their potential for trading successfully over the long-term.

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Safety and Shipping Review 2018 (AGCS)

Posted on: 19 July 2018

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty's (AGCS) annual Safety and Shipping Review analyses the trends amongst shipping casualties and forecasts the risks and opportunities on the industry's horizon.

read more about losses and developments in the shipping industry

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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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.

read more about health and safety around escalators

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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Business interruption insurance – the 'often overlooked' insurance

Posted on: 21 May 2018

Globally, business interruption is a big concern for organisations. BI covers are available from insurers, but many are unsure how they work and are daunted by the complex nature of calculating indemnity.

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Minding your business's greatest asset

Posted on: 14 May 2018

One of the most significant causes of work-related sickness absence is mental health problems. For Mental Health Awareness Week 2018, we've prepared this feature to help employers understand and manage mental health problems in their workforce.

read more about mental health in the workplace