86% of SMEs do not have any cyber insurance in place according to a recent survey by Aviva. This lack of insurance protection comes at a time of rapid digitisation, with statistics showing that 41% of SMEs updated their website in response to the pandemic while 39% moved online or improved their online offering.
Buildings should always be insured for the amount it would cost to rebuild them. However, fewer than one in ten commercial properties in the UK are covered correctly. Read our article for some guidance on this issue.
Clients with business interruption (BI) insurance can now refer to a policy checker provided by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
Suitable insurance forms a vital part of business continuity planning - but how can you be sure that you are buying the right amount of cover? Here we share some top tips from 'How to avoid underinsurance – A guide for small and medium-sized businesses' produced by the British Insurance Brokers’ Association.
On 15 January, the Supreme Court handed down its judgment on the FCA’s business interruption test case. It remains the case that most SME business interruption (BI) policies are focused on property damage and only have basic cover for BI as a consequence of property damage, so are unlikely to pay out in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects.
It is important to distinguish between temporarily closed premises due to COVID-19 and previously longer terms unoccupied premises, the responses contained below are specifically for temporarily closed premises due to government guidelines and will not apply for premises that fall outside of the guidelines.
A post-Brexit trade deal could be sealed as talks between the UK government and European Union continue this week. Before the weekend, both parties said that ‘no-deal’ was the most likely outcome. Whether or not a deal is agreed, you should ensure that your business is prepared for operating under new rules.
It is now a legal requirement to carry a physical document known as a Green Card when driving in Europe.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the UK’s financial conduct regulator, brought court proceedings in July 2020 to test how certain business interruption insurance policies respond to claims arising from COVID-19.
Keep remote workers secure 1, July, 2020 The Coronavirus pandemic has resulted in unprecedented workplace changes. While the UK is on lockdown, employers have had to make necessary adjustments to allow staff to work from home. Perhaps there will be a lasting shift towards home working – the AA predicts a permanent reduction in the demand for [...]