The disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated digitisation in the real estate sector while exposing weak spots in portfolios that need to be addressed to make the sector more resilient ahead of potential future crises.
As cyber claims costs are on the rise, policyholders need to enhance security measures and protocols to protect their systems and data in order to secure appropriate insurance protection at renewal.
A decision by the UK government not to implement the controversial ‘Vnuk law’ requiring the compulsory insurance of a wide range of vehicles used on private land has been welcomed by logistics and motor sport organisations.
A new Building Safety Bill in the UK turns the recommendations from Dame Judith Hackitt thorough independent review of building regulations and fire safety into legislation. It will be formally introduced in the House of Commons in 2021, marking four years since the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower that claimed 72 lives.
As the Covid-19 vaccine rollout progresses worldwide, businesses are debating how this will affect the return to the office as well as the health and safety measures that will be required.
The number of containers falling overboard has dramatically increased recently, exposing shipping companies to fines and higher insurance premium. There are multiple factors driving this surge in incidents that need to be addressed.
As a result of increased disruption and a lack of international travel due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the profile of terrorism has been reshaped across the world.
In the past three years (2017-2020), the total number of mental health cases reported by manufacturers in the UK has increased dramatically by 39% compared to 2014-2017, and the number of working days lost to mental health issues has almost doubled, according to UK’s Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE’s) 2020 annual statistics.