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Companies Turn to the Group Savings of Fleet Insurance - 12/05/10
Fleet insurance is becoming the means of choice for getting company cars, trucks, vans and even motorcycles or sports cars insured and protected under one policy. In today’s fast paced business world, many businesses are opting for this quicker and cheaper solution to the problem of needing adequate car insurance to keep their vehicles operating legally.
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Companies Protecting Their Assets and Images with Public Liability Insurance - 10/05/10
Though many might not consider public liability insurance as a necessary cost of doing business, companies are finding it essential to protect themselves and their operations by insuring their workers and procedures through these policies. This specialised type of business insurance is designed to cover companies in the unfortunate event that they harm a customer while they are on company property. It also typically covers situations in which a company providing a particular service that requires them to come into contact with the customer’s property, accidentally or negligently damages that property.
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Businesses Stepping Up Their Coverage With Commercial Insurance - 08/05/10
Today’s businesses face many challenges in terms of keeping costs down and profits up, maintaining reliable operations and doing things in the most efficient and safest way possible. Add to these challenges, the ever-present possibility of unexpected disaster, and the risks associated with doing business, can quickly become seemingly insurmountable.
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Fleet Insurance Saves Savvy Companies Time and Money - 05/05/10
As companies grow and begin to improve their facilities, many opt to establish a company fleet of vehicles to project a united and professional image and ease travel and commuting for their employees. But, as trying to individually insure these cars or trucks and the employees that will be driving them can prove time consuming, expensive and complicated, many auto insurance companies are moving to offer businesses one time blanket policies, or company vehicle insurance.
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HGV Insurance Becoming Increasingly Important to Businesses - 03/05/10
Heavy goods vehicle insurance, also known as HGV insurance, is becoming increasingly indispensible to companies that rely on these machines as keystones to their business operations. This type of insurance is particularly important because these vehicles face unique challenges and difficulties all their own, given their specialised courses of duty and the extreme mechanical demands of their environments and operation. Officially defined as vehicles weighing over four tonnes.
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Insurers Make a Splash with Car Insurance for Ladies - 01/05/10
With the changes in today’s car insurance market, more women than ever before are shopping for, buying and maintaining their own car insurance policies. The most adaptive of insurers are moving to capitalise on this recent trend by offering car insurance for ladies, or products, services and coverage plans that have been specifically designed to be more appealing to women.
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HGV Insurance Industry Dismayed by Volvo’s Recent Financial Announcement - 29/04/10
The recent financial results for AB Volvo revealed that net sales fell by 31%. Because Volvo is heavily involved in the manufacture of HGVs, these lower sales are a direct result of higher costs in petrol and decreased demand for products, which directly affects the haulage and logistics markets.
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Save Considerably by Locating Low Priced Truck Insurance - 27/04/10
Considering the fact that the pound is weakening in value and that fuel prices are expected to jump significantly this spring, it is more important than ever to find the lowest possible truck insurance.
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HSE Encourages Risk Management In The Workplace - 25/04/10
It is more important than ever before for businesses throughout the UK to purchase public liability insurance due to the recent increase in claims being filed. Every business, regardless of its size, needs this type of insurance that can be tailored to its specific risks and requirements.
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Higher Gas Prices Make Finding Affordable Lorry Insurance Top Priority - 23/04/10
For all of the haulage companies and truck owners out there, the news that fuel is about to hit an all time high is bad news indeed. It is expected that an increase in fuel duty and a thirst for profits in the petroleum industry will push pump prices above the £1.20 litre level this spring.
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New Speeding Laws Very Likely to Affect HGV Insurance - 21/04/10
The government's proposed new speed laws are stirring up a good deal of speculation over how the new rules will affect HGV insurance. As you know, a heavy goods vehicle or HGV is a trailer truck that travels long distances carrying goods.
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Ladies Car Insurance: A Breath Of Fresh Air - 19/04/10
In a car insurance market that most people would describe as male dominated, a breath of fresh air is beginning to circulate in the form of lady driver insurance. Policies, coverage plans and even altered marketing strategies are beginning to show a softer side as they aim to woo women of the roads with products geared to their preferences.
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Marketing Trend: Car Insurance for Ladies Becomes More Common - 17/04/10
With the increases in divorce, single mums and simply a desire to establish a marketing niche, there is an interesting trend beginning in how car insurance for ladies is being marketed. Female driver insurance is the latest marketing trend and should prove profitable for the insurance companies that have chosen to use this marketing spin.
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Commercial Insurance in Todays Buyers Market - 15/04/10
In today’s uncertain world, business managers know that protecting their company’s assets via a commercial insurance policy is absolutely essential to success. These policies step in to cover costs associated with repair or replacement should natural or accidental disasters like fire, theft, damage, or earthquakes significantly disrupt their usual business operations.
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Public Liability Insurance A Must For All UK Businesses - 06/04/10
For businesses in the UK, public liability insurance is strongly recommended to protect your company’s assets from lawsuits that might be brought against you by the public. This is especially true of those businesses that offer riskier experiences than any other businesses, such as paintball or sporting facilities.
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The role of Lorry Insurance in the United Kingdom today - 22/03/10
With the advent of winter and snow still being prevalent in most parts of the United Kingdom, the role of the Lorry Insurance amongst the various firms that require trucks and transportation facilities, is gaining a greater importance. Insurance policies for lorries are specified to be applicable for vehicles that carry goods, which, together with the weight of the vehicle, add up to more than 7.5 tonnes in total. This form of insurance is also specified for vehicles that run on public highways.
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More HGV Operators Suffering From Sleep Disorder Problems - 21/03/10
Sleep is an important part of life. From animals to humans, sleep is essential for daily functioning. Sleep helps the body recuperate for the following day and the trials and triumphs it will bring, as well as helping us sort out our thoughts through our dreams. Unfortunately some people who work long hours or whose jobs require them to work through the night do not have the luxury to benefit from the advantages of night time sleep. So the question arises: what happens to people who work such jobs?
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Public Liability Insurance Is The Law - 20/03/10
According to a recent survey public liability insurance may be about to face an enormous amount of new claims in coming years and the blame is placed squarely upon the recession. Higher risks have become a part of daily business and with them, more claims have been seen, forcing liability insurers to raise their premium rates.
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Fleet Insurance Tips for Tradesmen and Corporations - 19/03/10
In the UK, fleet insurance is the most affordable way to provide the best levels of cover on your fleet of cars, vans or other motor vehicles. When you have several vehicles on the road, you need the best premium available without compromising cover and personal service that private car insurance policies can give you. Keeping your incident occurrence low can involve a proactive program that you undertake on your own, however.
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What's happening in the world of HGVs? - 18/03/10
HGVs, or heavy goods vehicles, are used throughout the world to transport, as the name suggests, heavy goods. They usually comprise of trailer trucks and travel long distances to deliver goods. Heavy goods vehicles are usually used to transport goods from ports to industries or vice versa. They are also utilised to deliver goods between countries - and this is where the latest problem with HGVs seems to be developing.
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Clean Roads Mean Less Claims and Cheaper HGV Insurance - 17/03/10
The South Gloucestershire Council is making news lately, and it's all good news for HGV operators. Recently, the council accepted a proposal for HGV drivers to be able to use the High Occupancy Vehicle lane (or HOV lane) on the Avon Ring Road, A4174.
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Truck Insurance Coverage in the UK is Compulsory - 16/03/10
If you are a truck driver in the UK, you are already aware that you need truck insurance to drive your truck or lorry on the roads and add legitimacy to your owner operator business. While you have probably heard of HGV or lorry insurance, there are several kinds of truck insurance you need to investigate. Goods in transit, public liability, continental lorry insurance are insurance covers you need to consider in addition to the vehicle insurance on the truck or lorry.
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Womens Car Insurance in the UK Offers Competitive Rates - 15/03/10
In a recent study carried out by EMB, known as insurance industry experts, car insurance is going to rise as much as 20% across the board because insurance companies are paying out more than they are taking in, according to independent actuarial and consultancy. The reason for this is that cheap online insurance has forced all the insurance companies to get more competitive with rates, while medical costs are going up on accident victims. Women are responsible for fewer accidents, on a worldwide basis.
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Poor Weather Leads to Increase In Motor Insurance Claims - 05/03/10
Everyone has been talking about climate change and the effect it has had on a number of aspects already on our lives. The latest victim of climate change is the motor trade insurance sector. Although January and February has traditionally always been a challenging month for the UK Insurance Industry, this years winter has been recorded as one of the worst ever and this has led to more accidents than ever which has led to a exceptionally large number of claims.
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Report reveals Older Female Drivers More of a Risk Than Men - 04/03/10
It has always been great to be a woman when it comes to female driver insurance but lately as women approach their 50 year mark they will notice that their car insurance premiums start rising and this may well continue well into their retirement years.
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New Speeding Laws – How Will They Affect HGV Insurance? - 03/03/10
There is speculation about how the government's proposed new speed laws will affect HGV insurance. With the plethora of laws surrounding HGVs, lorries and other heavy vehicles such as school buses, and the speed limits of same, the government has decided to bring into line the speed limits for each vehicle, so they are uniform and easier to comprehend. Presently, newer vehicles with speed limiters installed may not use the 'fast' lane on motorways.
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Disparity continues between male and female car insurance - 02/03/10
For the women drivers in the UK, you can find cheaper car insurance for ladies because the accident rate is lower for women than men, throughout the world. This is especially true of young women in the UK because they are much less accident prone than their male peers. This is believed to be the result of a man’s desire to impress his friends or women by driving their sports cars like a race-car driver, while young women tend to be much more sensitive to avoiding accidents, than showing off.
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Commercial Insurance Should Include Errors and Omission Cover - 01/03/10
There are different kinds of UK commercial insurance packages or policies that offer a variety of protections. Because most businesses have more than bad weather to protect against, these UK commercial insurance package policies should be considered necessary. Whether it is to protect your employees from injuries and disability, or to protect against customer negligence and wrongful death lawsuits, businesses need a variety of insurance policies to protect their assets.
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Business Insurance Can Protect Against Unexpected Events - 26/02/10
When you are in the UK, there are some kinds of UK business insurance that are legal requirements for your protection. There are different types of insurance that will vary based on the type of business you are in. They include trade and construction insurance, shop, pub and restaurant insurance, general small business insurance, professional worker insurance, office and surgery insurance, residential landlord insurance or commercial vehicle insurance, just to name a few.
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Protecting your business from common claims during hard times - 19/02/10
Everybody has heard of the McDonald‘s coffee case; the 1994 product liablilty lawsuit that awarded an undisclosed amount of money to a woman who burned herself with hot coffee she had purchased from a McDonald‘s restaurant. The case entered popular understanding as an example of a frivolous litigation, a farcical lawsuit that is nothing than a waste of time, resources and legal fees.
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Car Insurance For Ladies Increasing in Popularity - 18/02/10
If you are a lady looking for cheaper car insurance then you are in luck! Most insurance companies now have packages that are specifically designed for women drivers, and they have grown very popular within the last few years. The reason that insurers have specific packages for women is due to studies that show they make safer drivers compared to men and...
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Inflation Raises the Popularity of Business Insurance - 17/02/10
With the influence of inflation spreading far and wide, almost every kind of business is feeling the effects. Recent reports suggest that the popularity of business insurance has to a large extent increased manifold as a result of this trend.
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Commercial Property Insurance For Lawsuit Protection - 10/02/10
In the UK, commercial property insurance has come to mean the cover of your building and contents of a business location, but if you are under-insured, it can affect your ability to rebuild your business, in the event of loss. Of course, being over-insured means you are paying higher premiums, but might not see that much benefit, if a loss occurs.
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Employers Liability Insurance: Compulsory for Most UK Employers - 09/02/10
In the UK, the Employers Liability Act of 1969 requires most employers to carry employers liability insurance. In fact, the only businesses that aren’t required to carry this compulsory insurance are ones that have no employees, are family-owned and operated, or those that are public or government entities. If your business has employees that...
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Commercial HGV Insurance Becoming More Popular - 08/02/10
Most recent trends suggest that the importance of HGV insurance has undergone a sharp change in recent times, with more and more HGVs or Heavy Goods Vehicles being chosen to be nominees of these insurances. A Heavy Goods Vehicle can be categorised to be a vehicle that is used to carry a load that weighs more than four tons. Largely associated with...
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Truck Insurance for Big Chill Road Conditions! - 02/02/10
The continuing nasty weather has made the roads and motorways a real hazard for motorists. Countless news stories tell of the frustration that motorists experience when a lorry jack-knives in the treacherous conditions. Hours of delays in freezing conditions are not much fun for anyone, least of all the unfortunate driver of the truck.
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Frozen Pipes and Property Insurance - 02/02/10
The big chill has seen a significant rise in the number of property insurance claims across the UK. Water damage is the main culprit, being responsible for nearly three out of ten home insurance claims.
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Fleet Insurance Keeps Your Business Running - 02/02/10
The weather outlook continues to forecast snow. This means that the roads will continue to be treacherous at times and drivers need to proceed with caution. The average motorist has only their own vehicle insurance to worry about. Fleet operators as the name suggests have more than one vehicle to insure.
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Asbestos related claims set to top £11 Billion by 2050 - 01/02/10
No-one could have predicted that working with a material as useful as asbestos could have resulted in the heartache and pain we see today.
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Commercial Insurance Can Be a Lifesaver - 31/01/10
Even in the midst of a recession there are businesses doing well – or at least, as good as they have always done. People will always smoke, drink, require groceries and cars.
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Global Warming Will Exacerbate Insurance Industry's Woes - 30/01/10
If you had all along been assuming that climate change was about the ozone layer up there, the melting glaciers in the polar regions, and what-have-you somewhere comfortably remote, it’s time you thought again. The Association of British Insurers has recently come out with a study grimly titled "The Financial Risks of Climate Change." It includes...
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Home Insurance – Now Is Not the Time to Skimp - 22/01/10
According to a recent study, house prices have gone up 400%, which equates to 2.7% inflation – more than the actual earnings growth of 2%. At the same time, many households have gone from single income to double as mums go back to work – however an increase in the number of single person households has also been noted.
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Fleet Insurance and the Law - 21/01/10
These days, practically everyone owns a mobile phone. Be they a school or university student, a business person or a grandparent, it seems every person you pass in the street is on a mobile phone. It’s becoming more and more popular to talk or text on the phone whilst driving – and many are not aware of, or simply do not care about...
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Small Business Liability Insurance Becoming More Important - 20/01/10
When starting a small home-based business, it can be hard to predict when that business may become bigger. As a consequence, perhaps you didn't really plan anything, and it wasn't until another like-minded business person asked if you had business insurance that you decided to investigate it a little and see what it was all about.
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Lorry Insurance Critical Due To Relaxed Working Hours - 17/01/10
Lorry insurance is a crucial part of any transporting companies infrastructure. This type of insurance needs to cover the employees, the vehicle, and the equipment or goods, being transported or hauled. Most of the time, this insurance will include special cover for fire and theft, although it is important...
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Truck Insurance - Is it the Only Insurance You Need? - 15/01/10
All truckers and owners of truck companies are aware of the fact that they need adequate truck insurance. This should be common knowledge whether you own a single truck or a large company with a fleet of trucks...
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Car Insurance for Ladies – You Don't Need to be a Scout to Be Prepared! - 14/01/10
You only need to look out the window to see that it's cold – and the experts are telling us it's the coldest winter in Europe for a hundred years or so. Record levels of snow and freezing temperatures lead to accidents and pileups that can cause damage to your car, yourself...
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