Risk tips and how to prevent claims

  • How to prevent accidents at parent and toddler groups

    How to prevent accidents at parent and toddler groups

    Parent and toddler groups offer a great opportunity for social interaction – whether it’s between parents eager to swap stories of their little ones’ adventures or for children to meet and play with those of a similar age. For toddlers, it also represents a chance to engage in some pre-school learning.

  • R&D tax credits for IT companies and businesses

    Research and Development tax credits for IT professionals

    Research and development (R&D) tax relief was introduced in April 2000 for qualifying expenditures incurred on R&D work. Our colleagues at Markel Tax specialise in R&D tax credits for IT companies - read on to find out how your business can benefit.

  • How to protect your business against cold weather

    How to protect your business against cold weather

    The winter period can present a lot of challenges to business owners – none more so than extreme weather that can cause disruption to your trading and damage to your office.

  • Five tips to develop a disaster recovery plan for professionals

    Five tips to develop a disaster recovery plan

    It is essential that all professional firms - however large or small - develop a disaster recovery plan. A disaster such as a flood, fire or computer virus attack can cripple your operations, meaning that your business’ resources could be limited for a significant period of time.

  • Disaster recovery planning: step-by-step infographic

    Disaster recovery planning: step-by-step infographic

    Although it can be daunting, planning for disasters is essential for business owners that want their firm to stay on its feet after an unforeseen event.

  • 8 tips to keep your office secure

    8 tips to keep your office secure

    Business premises of all kinds, from single floors to whole properties, need to be made as secure as possible to ensure protection of your assets.

  • Top 10 ways to minimise risk

    Top 10 ways to minimise risk

    Preventing claims helps keep premiums reasonable and also enables companies to avoid significant costs and ‘downtime’ from activities. But with increased liability claims, how can organisations reduce their risk and help to safeguard their financial stability?

  • How to protect your business against a flood

    How to protect your business against a flood

    In the UK, flooding is the most frequent natural disaster; figures show that for the last 16 years there has been a minimum of one major flood every year.

  • Making an insurance claim: your 5 point checklist

    Making an insurance claim: your 5 point checklist

    Making an insurance claim is something no-one looks forward to, but it shouldn't be a stressful experience.

  • 5 steps to an accident free Easter egg hunt

    5 steps to an accident free Easter egg hunt

    Easter egg hunts can be a fantastic way to raise funds – the upfront costs are minimal, it is an enjoyable way of getting people involved in your cause and there are tasty prizes for everyone involved.