Tag Archives: UK

Is the End Nigh for UK Salary Sacrifice Schemes? And Why Does it Matter?

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The UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, recently released his autumn statement which calls to assess the relevance and future of salary sacrifice schemes. Continue reading →

An Inflection Point for UK Motor-Related Injury Claims?

Since their implementation in 2005, Periodical Payment Orders (PPOs)—which allow the majority of a claim to be paid to individuals in installments rather than purely as a lump sum, often for the duration of the claimant’s life—have become increasingly common … Continue reading →

Directors’ Liability Regime Changes – In Force Today!

Over a year ago I blogged about significant proposed changes to the Directors Disqualification Regime and to the rules relating to assignment of rights of action against directors of insolvent companies.  I wrote: It is perhaps unlikely in the current … Continue reading →

Opinion: Turning the Tide on Insurance Commission

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One of the longest-running debates in the residential rental sector has been around the commission charged by landlords and agents on insurance. Traditionally, in the UK many property owners have looked at insurance as an income stream rather than a … Continue reading →

UK Real Estate Alternatives Become Mainstream

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Property traditionally performs well as an asset class in a low-interest-rate environment. And with record low yields in bonds and gilts, a more varied group of investors have entered the commercial property market than in previous cycles. Whatever their individual … Continue reading →

What do the Changes to UK Driving Licenses Mean for Employers?

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As of June 8, 2015, the paper counterpart to the standard photo card driving licence are no longer valid nor issued by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), for driving licence holders in England, Scotland and Wales; Northern Ireland … Continue reading →

New UK Law Targets the Puppet Masters

The unpromisingly named Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 received Royal Assent on 26 March 2015. It didn’t attract much press attention at the time perhaps because it contained such a diffuse range of measures, some of which have … Continue reading →

How Attitudes and Approaches to Risk Management Differ Between UK Law Firms

Willis Risk Barometer: A Study on How Attitudes And Approaches To Risk Management Differ Between U.K. Law Firms

The risk and compliance function within law firms is one of the most arduous roles within the business. We recently surveyed over 130 partners, COFAs, COLPs, risk directors and other members of risk and compliance teams at UK law firms … Continue reading →

How London’s Boom Is Driving Innovation in Insurance

London’s booming residential and commercial property investment market has resulted in overseas investors needing custom-made insurance solutions to help them secure the deals they want – whether that is to resolve specific property-related issues or to supplement their existing policies … Continue reading →

Cyber Crime Attracts New Life Sentence in the UK

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Any doubts that the UK Government may not be taking cyber-crime seriously enough should have been dispelled on May 3rd 2015 when an amendment to the Computer Misuse Act 1990 comes into force for the first time. For serious computer-related … Continue reading →