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What the spending review means for uk construction

Chancellor George Osborne details new levy plans for an apprenticeship revolution and inject extra spending into driving forward house building. The Autumn Statement and Spending Review delivers £20bn of cuts to Whitehall budgets but also set out plans for what will be billed as the biggest affordable housebuilding programme since the 1970s. Concerned contractors are also awaiting [...]

2017-06-16T16:18:29+01:00November 26th, 2015|

Construction in recession but opportunity is present for growth

Construction industry in slowdown but the future is bright Recent UK government stats show the biggest reduction in construction in 3 years slowing the UK economy by more than anticipated in the third quarter of 2015. However with Chinese investment in the UK construction sector on the rise, investing £25b into UK power and creating [...]

2017-06-19T13:09:27+01:00October 29th, 2015|

Zurich Insurance Pulls Out of Bid for RSA

Zurich Insurance will not buy RSA Zurich Insurance has withdrawn from talks with RSA and will not be making an offer to buy. Although RSA stated there is nothing sinister in the outcome of  the talks trading results for both companies are below what was expected.  Zurich has estimated that it would lose £177m from the [...]

2017-06-19T13:07:17+01:00September 30th, 2015|

UK Businesses targeted by fake invoice scams

UK businesses targeted by fraud The first 6 months of 2015 has brought a sharp increase of fake invoices being sent out to small businesses according to Action Fraud. Almost 750 companies have reported falling for this scam between January and June 2015.  A stark increase compared to the 603 victims throughout 2014. This number [...]

2017-06-16T16:26:31+01:00September 1st, 2015|

Over £500 raised for Sebastian’s Action Trust

BJP are proud to support Sebastian's Action Trust On 30th April we held a pub quiz for our chosen charity Sebastian’s Action Trust. The quiz was won by a team entered by the trust themselves. Everyone had a fantastic night and we managed to raise over £500 for the trust in the process. Sebastian’s Action [...]

2017-06-19T14:29:22+01:00August 10th, 2015|

Cyber liability insurance D&O claims may be on the rise

Business directors need protection with cyber liability insurance A leading UK lawyer has warned that UK companies need to recognise the risk of cyber-related D&O (directors’ and officers’) liability claims. After a succession of large-scale data breaches targeted at corporate heavyweights such as Target, Adobe, Sony and the well-documented complex malware attacks Heartbleed bug, Regin [...]

2017-06-16T14:47:11+01:00August 10th, 2015|

Driving down the cost of vehicle insurance

Clampdown on uninsured drivers will help keep vehicle insurance costs down You may have already heard about the increasing numbers of uninsured vehicles being seized by the police under powers introduced in August 2005.   Nearly 30,000 have been seized to date – that’s enough cars to fill the Channel Tunnel nose to tail, in [...]

2017-06-19T12:54:46+01:00June 23rd, 2015|

Top 5 reasons businesses need Cyber Liability Insurance

UK businesses are under attack - here's why you need Cyber Liability Insurance Below are five facts about cyber attacks on businesses in the UK that may surprise you: There are 10,000 cyber attacks on SME’s each week 50% increase in cyber attacks since 2011 87% of small businesses experienced a data breach in 2012 UK [...]

2017-06-19T14:31:19+01:00April 10th, 2015|
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