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A tasty afternoon for our property ladies

On Thursday 24th October, Georgia and Serena from our property team organized a fabulous cheese and wine tasting afternoon for ladies in property, both colleagues and clients. We’re pleased to share details of the tasting and photos from the day: 

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CLEAR annual golf day at the drift – 5th September 2019

On Thursday 5th September, we hosted our annual golf day to thank clients, insurers and associates for their custom and assistance during the past 12 months.

Once again we were blessed with fantastic weather and great golf playing. Here's a summary of how the day went and some photos of the day:

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The Ogden discount rate - how will the changes affect you?

With effect from 5th August 2019, the Ogden discount rate will marginally increase from -0.75% to -0.25% for personal injury awards. The government made the decision to increase the Ogden Rate after the current rate led to concerns that victims of life-changing injuries (claimants) were being significantly overcompensated. Here are the key points to note about the changes and how they will affect you:

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CLEAR’s charity fundraising gets a helping hand

We’re excited to announce that our charity fundraising this year has been given a significant boost.

Our friends at Ecclesiastical Insurance have generously offered to provide an additional £500 for each of our chosen charities this year, as part of their Closer To You scheme. Their mission is to give £100 million to charity by 2020, and one way they’re doing that is by giving donations directly to charities chosen by a selection of the brokers they collaborate with.

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CLEAR annual employee award winners

Every year the CLEAR awards celebrate staff excellence across the business. Whilst it's certainly taken us longer than usual to announce the winners of these prestigious annual employee awards, we are tremendously proud of their exceptional contributions to the business.

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Ula Saniawa wins the Cockpit Arts/CLEAR Award 2019

Each year, the Cockpit Arts/CLEAR Insurance Award celebrates the work of professional designer-makers, and each year we receive numerous exciting, intriguing, innovative entries from across the UK.

But there can only be one winner – and for 2019, we’re very pleased to announce that it’s ceramic artist Ula Saniawa.

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UK firms buy themselves some time by stockpiling ahead of Brexit

Parliament remains in deadlock, and any hope of the UK leaving the EU with a deal before 23 May – when EU parliament elections are to be held – is at an all-time low. Faced with yet another likely cliff edge and no-deal outcome in October, large firms and SME businesses alike are still stockpiling resources in preparation for potential shortages and delays to their EU supply chains.

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Interview with artist, maker and Cockpit Arts/CLEAR award winner Stephanie Buttle

Every year, we team up with Cockpit Arts, the UK’s only creative business incubator for craftspeople, to offer a special award for professional makers and artists. The winner receives a match funded studio place at Cockpit Arts - worth £2500* - plus an insurance package specially tailored for craftspeople from us at CLEAR, and more (interested? Enter for this year’s award here)

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