Monthly Archives: June 2016

What is the new Apprenticeship Levy and how will it impact business?

From April 2017, employers with a wage bill of £3 million or more will pay a 0.5% levy to fund future apprenticeships into 2020.  In exchange for this contribution eligible employers will receive a £15,000 allowance – available through the Digital Apprenticeship Service (Online tools will be available over the next year, and users will be able […]

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The importance of a positive health and safety culture.

An organisation’s culture can have as big an influence on safety outcomes as the safety management system. The safety culture of an organisation relates to the values, attitudes, perceptions, competencies, and patterns of behaviour that determine a company’s commitment to health and safety management. Key aspects of an effective culture:  Management commitment: If employees can […]

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Jamie Vardy’s having a party!

England’s ultimate insurance policy. So! The Euros have started and typically England do their best to shred our nerves. Irrespective of planning, preparation and tactics the unexpected does happen. A reasonable free kick by Galactico Gareth Bale and, bizarrely, Joe Hart leaves half the net uncovered and then makes a pretty feeble attempt to save […]

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Solicitor’s PII Update: What’s this Insurance Act stuff all about?

The basis of disclosure in insurance contracts has basically remained unchanged for around 100 years, however on 12th August 2016 the Insurance Act 2015 will introduce changes in this area. The Act’s new regime will require all proposers to make a “fair presentation of risk” to their prospective insurers rather than the current common law […]

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