Car Premiums on the Rise

By Paul Walker on

British motorists paid nearly £47 more in the third quarter of 2015 for their comprehensive car insurance premiums than they did this time last year according to a recent report. The 8 per cent rise is the largest motorists have experienced since 2010—bringing the average annual premium for a comprehensive motor policy close to £629. Though this inflation has been gradual over the past year, it is still jarring after three years of declining costs.

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No Smoking in Vehicles with Children

By Paul Walker on

On 1st October, a new law went into force that makes it illegal to smoke in the cab of a car (or other vehicle) with anyone under the age of 18. The law applies to every driver in both England and Wales—even drivers who are 17 years old and those with provisional licences. If pulled over, both the driver and the smoker(s) could be fined £50.

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Employment Law Forecast 2016: What Will Next Year Bring?

By Richard Brown on

Even though it is not quite the New Year yet, your organisation should begin familiarising itself with some of the forthcoming 2016 employment law changes. While this is not a comprehensive list of all the reforms that are to be introduced in 2016, it should provide an overview of those which will have the most prevalent or significant impact on businesses:

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Remember, remember the 5th of November!

By Lauren Margetts-Bullock on

As the winter fast approaches and the nights are closing in, it’s that time when we all celebrate another season with Guy Fawkes night. We’ve highlighted a few areas that will help to keep you and your customers safe during these events. Whether you’re hosting or attending a fireworks display, these precautions should be considered to help keep you and your property protected.

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Apprenticeship Scheme Success

By David Beswick on

With apprenticeships becoming more and more popular, Saffron Insurance is proud to have been supporting their staff through these schemes over the last three years. A number of staff who joined the business at a junior level and started on the apprenticeship scheme are now working to team leader/management level, which proves the value of this initial support.

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Government Support for Rural Businesses

By James Halls on

In August, Matt Hancock, the Minister for the Cabinet Office, announced an ambitious new goal designed to get more small businesses working on central government contracts: By 2020, £1 out of every £3 the government spends will be on small businesses.

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