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D&O Liability Insurance Market Trends

Directors & Officers Liability Insurance: UK Market Trends Directors & Officers liability insurance (D&O) helps to protect company directors and office-holders from the potentially ruinous cost of regulatory action or litigation, which can occur even when they are not at fault. The legal bills that can arise from refuting claims or responding to regulatory enquiries can be steep, and in some cases have to be [...]

2021-07-29T14:10:29+01:00July 29th, 2021|

Will NEC4 live up to expectations for the construction industry?

Contractors are set to benefit from a raft of changes expected in the impending NEC4 suite of contracts, including greater clarity when it comes to insurance. The latest versions of the NEC documents – NEC4 - are due to come into force later in June. It’s 12 years since NEC3 contracts were first published and [...]

2017-06-27T11:47:27+01:00June 1st, 2017|

Update – What impact are we seeing from the Insurance Act 2015?

What impact has the Insurance Act 2015 had on UK businesses? We’ve seen speculation in the market place about the impact of the Insurance Act 2015 on businesses, particularly with regards to potential likelihood of a claim being successful . At BJP Insurance, we’ve always striven to work closely with clients, taking time to [...]

2017-06-27T11:47:27+01:00February 23rd, 2017|

UK Construction sector fatalities on the rise

UK construction industry safety in the spotlight as new figures reveal the sector accounts for almost a third of deaths in the workplaceUK Construction industry sector fatalities have increased to 43 during the year from April 2015-16 compared to 35  during the previous year.Generally, across all UK industries, there were 144 fatalities April 2015-16. Provisional [...]

2017-02-22T12:54:43+00:00August 12th, 2016|

The Insurance Act 2015 – How might it impact your business?

The rules under which commercial (business) insurance is arranged are changing with the arrival of The Insurance Act 2015. Is your business ready? In February 2015 the Insurance Act 2015 received Royal Assent and will become effective on 12 August 2016. The Insurance Act has a significant impact on the operation of your business insurance [...]

2016-12-09T19:01:21+00:00July 19th, 2016|

HSE inspection of construction sites fall

Is HSE suffering with a lack of resource? Despite HSEs Fee For Intervention initiative in recent years, which should be a motivation for HSE to increase construction site visits, their on-the-spot checks are becoming increasingly infrequent. It may seem a strange thing to say, but it is worrying to note that the number of HSE [...]

2016-12-09T19:03:18+00:00June 17th, 2016|

232,000 new construction jobs over the next five years

A growing UK construction industry is set to create 232,000 new jobs over the next five years according to CITB. Latest research from the Construction Industry Training Board forecasts annual average growth of 2.5% from 2016-2020. That growth will create the need for thousands of new jobs including 9,400 office based roles every year, 2,800 bricklayers and [...]

2017-06-16T14:29:08+01:00February 17th, 2016|

Construction Health Summit 2016

Construction companies are holding a health summit in January 2016 to consider ways of improving construction sector standards. Worrying statistics are showing workers are 100 times more likely to die from occupational disease than site accidents. The inaugural Construction Health Summit will be held in London on 21 January 2016. It will look at how [...]

2016-12-09T19:22:46+00:00January 12th, 2016|

Tips to stay secure online this Christmas

Retail customers need extra vigilance against cyber crime during the festive spree It is estimated that billions of pounds will be spent, mainly using debit and credit cards online over the Christmas period, you may well be distracted by all the bargains and not take as many precautions as normal regarding the security of your [...]

2017-06-16T16:14:48+01:00December 10th, 2015|
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