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The latest from Darwin Clayton and the insurance industry.

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  • "The Future of Cleaning" looks bright!

    April 2015

    Ceris Burns International launches best practice guide on shaping the cleaning products and services of tomorrow – based on the results of independent consumer research

  • Flood Update

    April 2015

    The Water Act received Royal Assent on 14 May 2014 and sets out the framework for Flood Re, the not-for-profit reinsurance body which will form the basis for flood insurance for some residential property from 2015 for up to 25 years. During that time, the intention is for premiums and excesses to rise to appropriate risk-reflective levels.

  • Medication And Driving

    April 2015

    Taking medication can reduce your ability to concentrate and increase your risk of being involved in an accident.

  • Paperless Drivers

    April 2015

    Licence Bureau boss Malcolm Maycock considers the demise of the paper part of the driving licence

  • Safe Use Of Machinery

    March 2015

    Legislation governing the safe use of equipment is primarily aimed at preventing catastrophic injuries from machinery. But a 2013 case considered whether the Regulations also covered ergonomics issues. What was the outcome?

  • Whiplash Reform Update

    March 2015

    The UK has the highest whiplash costs in Europe and 20% of every motor insurance premium is made up of payments for whiplash. Following the Ministry of Justice’s response to its consultation on whiplash reform, published on 23 October 2014, the first phase of reform has been completed and work on the second phase has begun.

  • Legislation - Employer Responsibilities

    March 2015

    Managing the risks to employees who drive at work requires more than just compliance with road traffic legislation.

  • Working Whilst Pregnant - An Information Bulletin

    January 2015

    Darwin Clayton’s Risk Management Partners, Cardinus, provide guidance on working whilst pregnant.

    For a baby to grow and develop, a woman’s body goes through many changes during pregnancy. A fitter and healthier pregnancy means a happier, healthier time at work and less time off due to the aches and pains that pregnancy can bring. Read on for useful information and advice for your pregnant employees.

  • A Lesson In Learning From Your Mistakes - Fire Safety Case Law

    January 2015

    A judge recently concluded that a £7 million bakery fire could have been prevented if the client and its suppliers had responded more effectively to an earlier incident. What happened?

  • The Voice - Winter 2015

    January 2015

    A newsletter from the British Cleaning Council

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