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10 Jun 2021
Life policies can help with the inheritance tax burdend e
Is Life Insurance the key to reducing Inheritance Tax Burden?

While only one in four families will pay inheritance tax, for those who do fall into this category it can be a source of frustration and worry but certain life insurance policies can offer some relief. The Inheritance Tax Burden If you leave your estate to your wife, husband or registered civil partner there is...

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17 May 2021
Sir Edward Burne-Jones - Psyche Receiving the Casket Back (Palace Green Murals). BIRMINGHAM MUSEUMS TRUST
Celebrating Museums, Galleries and Country Houses Re-Opening: Ten Exhibitions to Visit this Summer

As life is hopefully beginning to return to normal museums, galleries and country houses have re-opened their doors to the public again. There are a number of exciting long-term exhibitions opening and as most of us are probably facing a ‘staycation’ summer there is plenty to inspire across the UK . With so many of...

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26 Apr 2021
Drones, Boats and Land vehicles - how do you insure these grown-up toys? Autom
Boats, Drones and Automobiles – What is covered on your Household Policy

As they have become more affordable the popularity of drones, quad bikes and motorboats has increased alongside a myriad of other grown-up ‘toys’; but what do you need to think about when insuring? You might assume that as far as insurance goes they would generally fall under the definition of ‘General Contents’ but this isn’t...

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21 Apr 2021
How To Insure A Classic Car
How To Insure A Classic Car

If you own a classic car it generally makes sense to choose a classic car insurance policy but if you’re worried these specialist policies could be prohibitively expensive, it’s more affordable than you think. Defining a ‘classic car’ can be difficult. A child of the 1980s might crave a Peugeot 205, but for someone who...

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15 Apr 2021
How to Reduce Fire Risk in a Period Property
How to Reduce Fire Risk in a Period Property

The rapid progress of fires at Notres Dame, the Glasgow School of Art and Windsor Castle and the difficulty in bringing them under control, will send a shudder down the spine of anyone who is responsible for a period building.  All these fires took hold while restoration projects were underway, which is when buildings are...

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25 Mar 2021
How vulnerable is your business to cybercrime and new criminal social engineering?
How vulnerable is your business to cybercrime and what can you do to protect it?

In 2016 the Annual Fraud indicator estimated that private sector businesses lost an estimated £144 billion in Britain through criminal fraud – it is something that all entrepreneurs and company owners, large or small, should take seriously as ever more sophisticated techniques are employed. Cybercrime, used either to maliciously disrupt email, data, and web services...

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17 Mar 2021
Soaring Private Health Schemes for Companies - is there a solutionoar
Companies Can Feel Trapped in Soaring Private Health Schemes – Is there a solution?

Many successful companies want to offer their employees extra benefits but smaller organisations are understandably frustrated by the cost of group private health schemes. This is because one serious claim can have a major financial impact on every member and place additional pressure on the employer. Some private health insurers will offset potential losses from...

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01 Mar 2021
How to Avoid Escape of Water Claims - Understanding Potential Risks
How to Avoid Escape of Water Claims – Understanding Potential Risks

Water damage that occurs within a building can be costly and time consuming to repair. While a rise in dramatic weather events have naturally impacted on flood claims, the number of insurance claims, due to ‘escape of water’ within the home, has also increased. In water-damaged properties, there is no area of the home that...

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22 Feb 2021
Listed Buildings: What You Need To Know Before Buying
Listed Buildings: What You Need To Know Before Buying

If you’re keen to invest in a period property, you’d be wise to familiarise yourself with listed buildings in general. There’s a lot of choice on the market for house buyers these days, whether it’s a new build property or something with a bit of history behind it. If you’re keen to invest in a...

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20 Dec 2020
Protect your home in the Winter
Protect your Home in the Winter

Extreme weather events are here to stay for the foreseeable future. In winter this means that gale-force winds and flooding are occurring much more frequently. Property owners often feel powerless but there are things we can do to protect our home against the more predictable features of the winter. Here is how to help your...

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