How the current government work-from-home guidance may affect your property insurance and what you need to do now

If you arrange your insurance through us and your property or any of your regular business premises are unoccupied following the government’s recent guidance to work from home where possible, then you must inform your CLEAR account executive as soon as possible. Likewise, you must also let us know if you or your tenants have substantively changed the pattern of occupancy that you disclosed previously. 

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Our Christmas opening hours 2021

Christmas is nearly here, and as 2021 comes to an end, we would like to take a moment to thank you for your valued support through what has been another challenging year and to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a happy and a prosperous 2022!

Here are our Christmas opening hours in case you need to contact us over the holiday period:

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CLEAR’s chairman, Paul Druckman, is presented with IFAC’s Global Leadership Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Accountancy Profession

We are delighted to announce that the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) has presented Paul Druckman, Chairman of the Clear Group, with its Global Leadership Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Accountancy Profession. The IFAC announced the award during its virtual council meeting, held on 10 and 11 November 2021.

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Webinar: ‘The Ransomware Playbook: A Survival Guide’ – register now

Alongside our strategic cyber partners, Risk Crew, we are running a free webinar on ransomware called: The Ransomware Playbook: A Survival Guide on Tuesday, 30 November at 2pm.

The webinar is a great opportunity for businesses to hear from industry experts on:

  • What is ransomware and how does it work?
  • The defence strategy: how can you prevent a ransomware attack?
  • What are the legal considerations following an attack?
  • How will a cyber-liability insurance product respond to a ransomware incident?

To register for this free event, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/771109913552825101

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Phishing emails – Tips to help protect your business

Phishing emails and attacks are one of the most common and susceptible forms of cyber-attacks, due in most part to our increased use of digital tools in day-to-day life.

As these attacks become more sophisticated, the risk of you or a member of your staff becoming a victim increases. To help prevent this, we have put together a list of quick and actionable tips below to help you better understand phishing attacks and know the best practices to help protect yourself and your business.

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Brokerbility Holdings Ltd (part of the Clear Group) is awarded Investors in People’s Gold Standard accreditation

Brokerbility Holdings Ltd ‘BHL’ (part of the Clear Group) has been awarded the Gold Standard by Investors in People (IIP), following a rigorous assessment process conducted by an IIP assessor in August. This is an inspirational achievement for everyone at BHL and the Clear Group and a testament to BHL’s drive, focus and commitment to ‘make work better’. It is also the hallmark of a conscientious employer and the product of an outstanding workplace, and we should all feel very proud of this well-deserved accolade.  

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How to evaluate whether your staff benefits are an asset - or a risk

The chief objective of most employee benefits programmes is to increase staff happiness. The advantages of doing so are clear - overarching business goals of expansion and increased efficiency become more achievable, staff turnover and the associated costs of recruitment can be lowered, and overall productivity can be improved.

But a benefits programme that is not effective or well optimised for the business offers the reverse of these - and can instead constitute a risk.

If your business offers staff a benefits package, evaluating whether it constitutes an asset or a potential liability to your business should be a priority.

We explain why - and how it can be efficiently assessed - below.

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The Clear Group acquires Anderson White Insurance Brokers

Award-winning, independent broking group CLEAR today announces the acquisition of Anderson White Insurance Brokers. This latest deal represents the 30th acquisition made by CLEAR since it was established in 2001, and the group has more than doubled in size since ECI Partners invested in 2018.  

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Whiplash Reform: a programme of measures to tackle the high number and cost of whiplash claims

The Whiplash Reform Programme went live on 31 May 2021, following a government review of whiplash claims that result from low-value road traffic accidents.

The Whiplash Reform Programme changes how insurers handle these types of claims. The aim of the reform is to reduce the costs to insurers and curb opportunistic and fraudulent claims. The reform will also allow unrepresented claimants to claim for injury through the Road Traffic Accident (RTA) Small Claims Portal – Official Injury Claim Service (OICS).

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