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EMPLOYEE BENEFITS AND BUDGET UPDATE

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS AND BUDGET UPDATE

Friday 10th March 2017

Clicking on the link below will take you to a Budget update from our colleagues in the PIB Employee Benefits team. This will provide you with a summary of the key points in the budget and how they may affect your business. http://www.cookeandmason.com/PIB/PIBSpringBudget2017.pdf The Employee Benefits team covers all the group offices in the UK and includes specialists in Pensions, Healthcare and Group Protection products and would welcome the opportunity to discuss their services further. The following link will open our Employee...

THE DISCOUNT RATE, WHAT IS THE FUSS ALL ABOUT AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR ME?

THE DISCOUNT RATE, WHAT IS THE FUSS ALL ABOUT AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR ME?

Friday 10th March 2017

On 27th February the Ministry of Justice announced that with effect from 20th March the “Discount Rate” would be reduced from 2.5% to minus 0.75%. This was shortly followed by dire warnings that the NHS’s compensation bill and insurance premiums would rise dramatically. So what is the “discount rate”, why has...

FOUR JAILED OVER FATAL CASH FOR CRASH COLLISION

FOUR JAILED OVER FATAL CASH FOR CRASH COLLISION

Friday 3rd March 2017

In September 2014 Betty Laird, 88, suffered fatal spinal injuries when the car she was a passenger in was hit by another car on Old Lane, Beeston, Leeds. Jeff Grimshaw, 77, who was also in the vehicle died some days later although his death was not found to have been...

CYBER RISKS AND BUSINESS INTERRUPTION ARE TOP CONCERNS

CYBER RISKS AND BUSINESS INTERRUPTION ARE TOP CONCERNS

Friday 3rd March 2017

Insurance company Allianz recently published their annual Risk Barometer for 2017. Focussed on large and small to mid-sized companies, this is based on a survey of Allianz corporate clients, brokers, risk consultants, underwriters, senior managers and claims experts in over 50 countries. The Allianz risk barometer identifies those issues that are...

NEW LEGISLATION ON INSURANCE FOR SELF-DRIVING CARS

NEW LEGISLATION ON INSURANCE FOR SELF-DRIVING CARS

Friday 24th February 2017

A bill was presented to Parliament on 22nd February that, if it is passed in to law, will require insurance for self-driving cars to provide cover both when the driver is in control and when the vehicle is driving itself. This is important as it clarifies that insurance cover would not...

IDENTIFYING RISKS FOR DIRECTORS AND SENIOR MANAGERS

IDENTIFYING RISKS FOR DIRECTORS AND SENIOR MANAGERS

Friday 24th February 2017

Company directors, executives and senior managers are increasingly being held personally responsible for their actions. If things go wrong you could end up facing costly regulatory investigations, criminal prosecutions or civil litigation, putting your personal assets and even freedom at risk. A recent report by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty looked...