Big changes – are you covered?

An upcoming regulatory and tax change leaves customers facing the prospect of rising insurance premiums in the coming 12 months. This combined with the challenging trading conditions faced by many businesses right now could see business owners tempted to reduce their overall insurance bill by reducing covers or not accurately …

Football legend helps Ipswich businesses raise vital funding for local sporting prospects

Peter Shilton, one of England’s greatest ever goalkeepers, was in Ipswich last Friday (23 February) to help raise vital funding for Suffolk’s future sporting stars. Shilton who was capped 125 times by England was guest of honour at the Ipswich Sporting Lunch Club at Wherstead Park. He commented: “It’s wonderful to …

Charity lauds Ipswich businesses

Seven Ipswich businesses have been praised by a national charity for the contribution they are making to sport in Suffolk. Pound Gates Chartered Insurance Brokers, Ensors Chartered Accountants, Handelsbanken, Ellisons Solicitors, Concertus, StrategiQ and Picasso HR have been singled out for praise by SportsAid, after another hugely successful fundraising lunch. …

Who’s watching you?

Are you aware of just how many governmental departments and independent agencies have powers to investigate and prosecute you or your business for breaking the law or breaching regulations – you might well be surprised! To name just a few, the Environment Agency has the power to investigate breaches of …

Gone phishing

Did you know it’s now possible to insure against the UK’s most common crime? Cyber-attack. Cyber-crime continues to make headlines on an almost daily basis in the UK. We frequently hear about national companies falling prey to high profile breaches of systems and data. This often results in widespread disruption …

The perfect storm

After a long period of stable insurance costs, the perfect storm is brewing that is likely to see your insurance premiums increase significantly. There are two big changes afoot in the industry, both created by regulatory bodies, the impact of which will be felt this year. What are the big …

Aftermath of WannaCry ransomware yet to be seen

WannaCry, a ransomware program that targets a vulnerability in outdated versions of Microsoft Windows, has spread across 150 countries and infected more than 230,000 computers since it was launched on 12 May. It disrupted many NHS hospitals in England and Scotland, infecting up to an estimated 70,000 devices including computers, …