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UK Construction Flexible Working Pilot Proves Successful

This is an interesting article on a successful flexible working pilot for the UK construction sector - worth a read. https://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/flexible-working-pilot-proves-successful-1? I can understand the efficiencies of flexible working for office-based companies and professionals, but I'm struggling to understand how you can build something whilst not on-site or working from home. If this realistically [...]

2022-10-13T09:54:55+01:00October 13th, 2022|

FSB Highlights Insurance Problems for UK Micro & SME Businesses

This is an excellent article and paper from FSB highlighting the problems micro and SME UK businesses have in getting the right insurance and advice at the right price and with the right insurer. https://www.fsb.org.uk/resource-report/paying-a-premium.html We speak to our own micro and SME clients every day and fully understand the problems in both understanding [...]

2023-01-12T17:22:58+00:00October 13th, 2022|

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 [...]

2021-07-29T12:26:39+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 [...]

2017-06-01T09:30:01+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 [...]

2017-02-23T08:15:50+00:00February 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 [...]

2016-08-12T14:49:55+01:00August 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 [...]

2016-07-19T15:37:59+01:00July 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 [...]

2016-06-17T15:00:10+01:00June 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 [...]

2023-01-12T15:28:12+00:00February 17th, 2016|
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