News and bulletins

The latest from Darwin Clayton and the insurance industry.

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  • Insurance vs Surety: An Information Bulletin

    February 2013

    Darwin Clayton are now able to offer you competitively priced Surety Products offering a rapid response and solutions that do not eat into your Bank Facilities.

  • Put a Halt on Hazards

    February 2013

    Ashley Hoadley of Darwin Clayton outlines the importance of risk management planning and training;

  • Arson: Know The Risks

    February 2013

    According to UK fire statistics, arson accounts for over 40% of fires in business premises and over 20% in residential properties.

  • Slips & Trips - Risk Management in Freezing Conditions

    January 2013

    The UK has recently been hit by extreme winter weather and this is becoming increasingly common in winter months. This can lead to a rise in the number of slips on snow and ice and to significant injury and unwanted insurance claims.

  • Pension Reform - Auto Enrolment.

    January 2013

    Pension Auto enrolment will affect all employers. Although for some this will not be until 2015 or beyond; larger employers will have been operating under the new system since October of last year.

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  • 10 Key points about the Construction Act changes.

    November 2012

    Darwin Clayton are pleased to reproduce a bulletin issued by our friends at the National Association of Shopfitters and Interior Contractors which summarises and highlights major changes following the 2009 Act.

  • HSE launches consultation on first aid law changes

    November 2012

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is hoping to gauge public opinion on potential changes to the UK's first aid laws.

  • The Health and Safety Executive Introduce Fees for Intervention (FFI)

    October 2012

    With the introduction of the Fees For Intervention (FFI) regime on 1st October 2012, all businesses and enterprises throughout the UK that fall under the jurisdiction of the HSE will be liable to face financial charges for the HSE's time in investigating what they consider to be material breaches of H&S law.

  • Increased Squatters Risk in Commercial Properties

    September 2012

    From the 1st September squatting in residential buildings in England and Wales became a criminal offence, with offenders facing up to six months in jail and a maximum £5,000 fine. This legislation does not apply to commercial properties, which may now become more vulnerable as squatters seek alternatives.

  • Government makes changes to Vetting & Barring Scheme

    September 2012

    The Vetting and Barring Scheme which first came into force in 2009 aims to protect children and vulnerable adults by ensuring that people who are judged to present a risk of harm are not allowed to work with them.

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