Business interruption can happen at any time – are you prepared?

Most of us take our workplaces for granted. We come and go, popping out for lunch or to a meeting, expecting that everything will be the same when we return. But what if something happened to disrupt this smooth flow? As hundreds of workers found out...

Top 5 tips: home workspace

The number of people working from home has increased by a fifth in the last 10 years, reaching over 1.5million. With so many businesses offering the flexible option of remote working, and with the number of self-employed individuals bigger than ever, many are wondering what...

Here’s what you need to know about COVID-19 and travel insurance

If your holiday plans have been interrupted due to the coronavirus or you’re worried about future developments – can you rely on your travel insurance? We investigate your options below. Cancellation or curtailmentIf the FCO advises against ‘all’ or ‘all but essential’ travel to a territory/area...

The remote working revolution: should you be a part of it?

The increasing integration of digital devices within the workplace has freed employees from the confines of their office desks. It’s now easier than ever to work on-the-move; to utilise those hours spent commuting by responding to emails, crafting proposals or catching up on the latest...

Is your baby monitor cyber secure?

If you fail to tweak your settings after purchasing smart cameras, pet cams and baby monitors, you could be putting your home security at risk. Recently, there have been a rising number of incidents involving criminals accessing cameras to scout out homes for potential burglaries, talking...

Food manufacturers warned to protect against supplier malpractice

Food and drink manufacturers should do more to protect themselves against supplier malpractice, a leading lawyer has warned, or risk reputational and financial damage. Speaking to Food Manufacture, Euan Duncan, partner and head of the food and drink group at MacRoberts, said manufacturers should conduct checks...

Coronavirus and business insurance – what you should know

On Wednesday 4 March, the government said it would declare coronavirus a “notifiable disease”, something which is required by most insurance policies in order to payout. However, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) confirmed that while this may help businesses if the virus is found...

5 weather dangers for construction workers

Apart from making a working day miserable, certain weather conditions can hamper progress on a construction site, or worse still, bring a much greater risk of accident or injury to operations. Here are five situations where the impact of the elements shouldn’t be taken lightly. Heavy...

Is now the time to buy or sell a used car?

It’s thought that spring or autumn is the best time to buy a used car as new number plate formats are introduced In March and September. At this time of year, dealers find themselves with an excess of cars in stock that they’re looking to...