Movie Liability: Missed insurance claims in Tinseltown

Is Christmas really Christmas without the classic films that seem to have been with us forever? There are few better feelings over the festive period than cosying up with snacks in front of our favourite flicks. For the characters involved, though, it’s stressful, humiliating and often...

How much does the UK spend over Christmas?

Deloitte’s Christmas Survey conducted in 2018 found that UK customers spend an average of £567 over Christmas, over 42% more than the European average of £400. This was the highest amount next to Spain (£526) and Austria (£475). But where exactly is our money being spent? The...

12 days of…European winter city breaks

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a getaway to Helsinki. Haven’t you heard, winter city breaks are all the rage? With most of Europe close enough to get to in under five hours, why not treat yourself to a...

Christmas casualties

Every year around Christmas more than 80,000 people are admitted to hospital for treatment of falls, cuts and burns, according to the NHS. While we’re rushing around like headless chickens and consuming 265 million pints of pure alcohol (DrinkAware 2009), we put ourselves in harm’s way...

Don’t let your Christmas go up in smoke

All the beautiful decorations and incredible feasts around Christmas time aren’t going to mean a jot if your tree, turkey, or even your whole house is on fire. With flammable decorations, overstuffed sockets, hot lights and squiffy cooks, we’re up against more fire risks in December...

10 Christmas jobs that take longer than checking your insurance

There is something about Christmas that makes most of us want to cram in as many tasks as humanly possible, so that we can guarantee ourselves and those around us a memorable Christmas. But such is life and all its unpredictability that your Christmas can become...

Black Friday explained

Imported into the UK from our American cousins, Black Friday is a bargain-filled shopping bonanza which kicks off the annual pre-Christmas retail frenzy. For retailers it can be both a blessing and a curse, offering the chance to boost profits – but at what cost? What...

Doing your Christmas shopping online? Stay safe on the web

Only buy from trusted sellersWhen shopping online, you’re usually in safe hands when using websites for big name brands. If you’ve never heard of the vendor that you’re buying from, it pays to be wary. That’s not to say you should avoid buying from small...

The rise of the boutique gym

The UK wellness and fitness market is set to grow from £17.bn in 2010 to £22.8bn in 2020. As the sector continues to grow, new entrants and existing fitness chains alike are having to diversify their offering to give customers something different and stand them apart...

How Directors’ and Officers’ Insurance is set to change for 2020

Directors’ and Officers’ (D&O) Insurance protects a businesses’ senior staff against a number of insured wrongful acts. In the past, this has been a reliable means of protection for many business directors. However, the landscape of D&O cover is now changing. We take a look...