The Fire Safety Act 2021 and the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022

In response to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry’s recommendations, the Government introduced The Fire Safety Act 2021 to amend the Fire Safety Order 2005 (FSO). The new legislation addresses a potential legal ambiguity in FSO about whether the external walls and flat entrance doors of multi-occupancy residential buildings with two or more domestic premises should be included in the building's fire risk assessment.

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Very cold weather means it's time to think about gritting

The first cold snap this winter has brought us snow, icy roads and pavements and increased the risk of motor accidents as well as slip and fall injuries. Local authorities will have been busy deploying gritting lorries to spread salt on motorways and A roads. But whose responsibility is it to treat outdoor common areas like car parks, footpaths, bin yards and steps?

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Howard Lickens wins the Insurance Times Industry Achiever Award 2022

Howard Lickens, The Clear Group’s executive chairman, has been awarded the prestigious Insurance Times Industry Achiever Award at the Insurance Times Awards 2022. This accolade recognises an inspirational and boundary-pushing individual who has made a difference to their profession. 

The event was held on 8 December at London’s Grosvenor House and celebrates outstanding achievement and recognises the best of the best in the insurance industry.

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It’s time to prepare for winter – and, potentially, more extreme weather

Storm Arwen struck the UK in the last days of November 2021, bringing gusts of 100 mph and heavy snowfalls that affected an estimated 1 million homes. Hexham, 25 miles west of Newcastle, in the North East of England, and Aberdeen, Moray and Angus in northeastern Scotland were among the worst affected, with the Met Office describing the event as one of the most powerful and damaging winter storms of the latest decade.  

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The Clear Group acquires LawSure Insurance

The Clear Group today announces the acquisition of award-winning legal indemnities broker, LawSure Insurance. LawSure Insurance is the 36th broker acquisition made by CLEAR since it was established in 2001. The Clear Group now handles over £330M in premiums and employs over 600 people across 15 locations.

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10 myths that stop businesses from taking out Cyber Liability insurance

When it comes to cyber insurance, we find many organisations feel that they don’t need it, or that it isn’t applicable to them.

Unfortunately, they’re usually incorrect. And if a business opts not to be insured as a result of a falsely held view, their risk of suffering financial loss from a cyber attack increases — often along with associated, and costly, business interruption.

At the Clear Group, we don’t want that to happen. That’s why we’ve put together this list addressing 10 of the most common myths about cyber insurance that we encounter — so you can be sure to avoid them when considering cover for your organisation.

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The Clear Group acquires GSI Commercial Services

The Clear Group today announces the acquisition of GSI Commercial Services.  This latest deal represents the 35th acquisition made by CLEAR since it was established in 2001.  It is also the first deal to complete since CLEAR attracted new investment from Goldman Sachs last month as part of its refinance plan.

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Ignorance is risk: Why should you know the key people in your business?

Within the insurance industry, the term 'key person' refers to individuals who are vital to the day-to-day running and strategic future of a business. Every company has them, but not every company knows who they are.

Although key people are often members of senior leadership, or significant decision makers, this isn't the case everywhere. They could be employees with critical knowledge of processes and systems, and therefore difficult to replace.

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The Clear Group announces its acquisition of ProAktive

The Clear Group today announces the acquisition of chartered broker and risk management business ProAktive. ProAktive is the 34th broker acquisition made by CLEAR since it was established in 2001. The Clear Group now handles over £330M in premiums and employs over 600 people across 15 locations.

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Lilly Eris wins the Cockpit CLEAR Bursary 2022

Each year we have teamped up with Cockpit, the UK's only creative business incubator for craftspeople, whom we work with to offer a special award for professional makers and artists. For every year that we have been doing this, we have received many engaging, exciting and innovative entries from across the UK.

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The Clear Group appoints Phil Williams as Chief Operating Officer

The Clear Group today announces the appointment of Phil Williams as Chief Operating Officer, subject to regulatory approval. 

Williams, who joins the main Clear Group operating board, brings significant operational experience from a range of roles in high-growth businesses across broking, underwriting and reinsurance.  

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Sanctions against Russia and Belarus: what you may need to consider

In response to the devasting events in Ukraine, the West has imposed sanctions on Russian trade, banks and other entities, and many individuals with links to the Russian regime. Sanctions are penalties imposed by one country on another to stop it from acting aggressively or breaking international law. 

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Indexation and Inflation: Why the cost of your property insurance may be going up this year

A perfect storm of circumstances is buffeting The UK economy right now, fuelling inflation and hampering business output and recovery. 

The construction and property sectors, in particular, are struggling to cope with a shortage of building materials, coupled with a sharp increase in demand following the pandemic. On top of that, supply chain issues, a looming energy crisis, a skilled labour shortage, and Brexit are taking their toll on businesses. This slew of harsh commercial conditions, in turn, is affecting construction, repair and rebuild costs and insurance claims.

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The CLEAR Apprenticeship Programme 2022 - Interview with our HR Business Partner, Hayley Lether

Do you want the opportunity to gain a professional qualification whilst earning a salary and gaining hands-on experience?

If you’re looking for a fast-paced work environment where you’re recognised and rewarded for your hard work, innovation and can-do attitude, then come and join us on one of our apprenticeship programmes.

An apprenticeship at The CLEAR Group gives you the chance to be part of a growing company striving for the very best for both its clients and employees. It will equip you with the vital skills and experience to build a successful career in an exciting industry. In return, we are looking for apprentices who are ambitious, enthusiastic and keen to learn.

Visit our Apprenticeship Programmes page now to find out more and see our latest vacancies.

To provide more information about our Apprenticeship Programme, we interviewed our HR Business Partner Hayley Lether:

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