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A recent ruling by the Supreme Court regarding the legality of Employment Tribunal Fees could result in an increase in frequency and cost of Employment Tribunal claims.

PIB Acquires Franklands

We are delighted to announce the acquisition of Franklands Insurance & Risk Management by PIB Group.  PIB Group launched in 2014 and has grown rapidly through acquisitions and by employing outstanding individuals with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the insurance market.

Is Your Construction Site Secure?

The recent £110,000 fine, levied against construction company Sandford Park Ltd, reminds us that it is not just employees who are at risk from construction work but members of the public can also be seriously injured, or even killed.

Summer Driving Risks

Insurance statistics point to the increased risks associated with driving in Winter weather conditions, but every season has its own challenges and Summer is no different.

Franklands' team puts best foot forward for charity

The Franklands chosen charity for 2017 is The Maria Hanson Foundation Me & Dee Charity, which will benefit from our various fund raising activities throughout the whole year.

PIB Group (PIB) has today announced the acquisition of Franklands Insurance & Risk Management based in Derby and Burton on Trent.

Claim by victim of London Bridge attack raises insurance challenge

The terrible events which unfolded on the 22 March 2017 in Westminster and on 3 June 2017 on London Bridge both involved the use of a motor vehicle to perpetrate a terrorist attack tragically causing many injuries and deaths.

It looks like we are going to have a hot summer, is your workplace sunsafe?

Many outdoor workers view working in the sunshine and working on their tan to be one of the perks of the job and there is little doubt that sunlight is good for us, it carries an abundance of health benefits, including Vitamin D (which helps build stronger bones and teeth) and other nutrients our body needs to live a healthy lifestyle. 

Insurers welcome new whiplash legislation move in Queen's Speech

In the Government’s latest move to tackle fraudulent whiplash claims plans to reinstate proposals unveiled by the Ministry of Justice Prisons and Courts Bill, in February of this year, but put on hold ahead of the general election were introduced in the Queen's Speech.                         

Asbestos claims hit £10m from English schools

English Local Authorities have settled £10m in compensation claims to people who have contracted asbestos-related illnesses at school. Figures obtained by BBC News show that in the past ten years 32 councils in England have settled claims from 220 school staff, retired teachers, and pupils. 

Another Sporting Victory for 2017

Congratulations to Director Neil Chatburn for winning NG Chartered Surveyors Golf Day

Managing Director meets the inspiring John McAvoy

This morning, Managing Director David Harrison met John McAvoy, nephew to a criminal Kingpin in the London Underworld, who’s career ambition was to better the wealth and notoriety of his mentor.

US Navy Bans E-Cigarettes

It has been reported that with effect from 14th May 2017 the American navy banned the use of electronic cigarettes and similar devices on ships, submarines, aircraft, boats and heavy equipment.

NHS Malware Mayhem

The now infamous NHS malware attack was described by ‘The Telegraph’ as ‘One of the fastest spreading extortion campaigns on record’. 

IPT Increases- Again!

From 1st June 2017, the Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) levy will increase yet again from the current rate of 10% to 12%.

 

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