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Survey Exposes Cyber Risk and Lack of Insurance

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s annual Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2017 has highlighted the year-on-year trend of increasing reliance on technology and consequent exposure to cyber related incidents.

The value of a Dash-cam

A survey of 2,134 motorists recently published by insurance company Aviva found that while 17% of UK drivers currently use dash-cams a further 30% were planning to use one in the near future.

Bringing workplace ladder safety up to date

Concerns have been raised that significant numbers of telescopic ladders on the UK market do not comply with the relevant standards. 

Is your debtor book protected

As part of the PIB Group we now have access to a wider, in house, expertise and over the next few issues we will look at our extended offering. 

Storm Warning

The Met Office has warned of "potential danger to life" as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia head for the British Isles with 80mph (130km/h) winds

Managing Workplace Stress and Mental Health Issues

In a recent survey, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) found that Stress and Mental Health Issues accounted for 37% of all work related ill health and 45% of all working days lost due to ill health in 2015/16.

Ogden Discount Rate Update<br /><br />

The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has deferred its response to the consultation on how to set the Ogden discount rate, despite the original plan to publish its findings on 3rd August.

We've Only Gone and Done It!

Each year at Franklands we support a different local charity, raising much needed funds by holding events like dress down days, cake sales, raffles etc. This year our charity is the Maria Hanson Foundation and the Me & Dee charity www.meanddee.co.uk.  

£1 Million Fine After Delivery Driver Loses Toes

Following an incident in November 2013, Amber Valley Borough Council launched a prosecution against Aldi Stores Ltd after a driver fractured all the toes in his left foot

Dust off those Directors & Officers Liability Policies

Are Tougher Sentences for Manslaughter on the Way? The Sentencing Council is in the process of consulting on proposals for how individuals convicted of manslaughter should be sentenced in England and Wales.

Franklands lands Burton Business of the Year

Franklands Insurance and Risk Management is pleased to be working with new client TwoTwenty Ltd.  The winner of the Burton Mail Business Awards 2016 Overall Business of the Year category.

Employment Tribunal Claims to Increase?

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.

It's Getting Closer.......

Our intrepid team of six walkers are making final preparations for the mammoth challenge that awaits. As part of Franklands’ annual charity fund raising they are walking 92 miles to Mablethorpe in just 2½ days and have targeted raising over £5,000 in the process for the very worthy cause, The Maria Hanson Foundation Me & Dee Charity.   

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.

 

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