Author: Jordan Gadsby

The true cost of flying with a nut allergy

The true cost of flying with a nut allergy You’ve called in advance, made the airline aware of your nut allergy and now you’re sat on board as the flight takes off. There is an announcement made over the plane tannoy that this a nut-free flight and everything seems to be going smoothly. Then you… Read more »

What happens when World Cup Fever becomes a real thing?

What happens when World Cup Fever becomes a real thing? The 2018 FIFA World Cup is almost upon us, and thousands of fans are making their way to Russia to marvel at Messi’s brilliance, revel in Ronaldo’s dominance, or—perhaps less likely—witness a remarkable victory for the Three Lions. As unlikely as an England win is,… Read more »

Cancellation cover and travel insurance

Cancellation cover and travel insurance – what you need to know Cancellation cover is common in travel insurance policies, but not a given. Even if it is in place, the insurer will only reimburse lost funds if the holiday is cancelled due to “reasons beyond your control.”   What could these include? You’re called into… Read more »

4 steps to take when your bike’s been stolen

4 steps to take when your bike’s been stolen Bike thefts have been on a slow decline since 2012. But it’s a crime that still causes thousands of cyclists heartache every year. According to the Office for National Statistics, two in 100 bicycle-owning households have had a bike stolen in the last 12 months. The… Read more »

Insuring a listed building: what you need to know

    Insuring a listed building: what you need to know   If you own or operate a listed building, you may have encountered a few extra challenges when it comes to arranging adequate cover. Our property insurance advisers offer their expert eye on determining what you need from your listed building insurance, and how… Read more »

UK driving licences will be invalid in EU after Brexit

    UK driving licences will be invalid in EU after Brexit New documents published by the European Commission show that UK driving licences will not be valid for use in the EU after Brexit. Amid many uncertainties about what will happen when the UK leaves the European Union on 29th March 2019, it seems… Read more »

Pampered pets: the rise of dog grooming

Pampered pets: the rise of dog grooming The United Kingdom’s pet care market is one of the biggest in Europe, with 44% of people claiming to own a pet of some sort. And we’re willing to spend on them. Research suggests the retail value of pet care products in the UK topped a record-breaking £7.16bn in 2016, with the… Read more »

When should employees stay home to build a snowman?

When should employees stay home to build a snowman?   As climate change brings unpredictable weather patterns and extremes, it has never been so important for businesses to have an adverse weather policy. Organisations must balance the need for business continuity against the requirement to avoid unnecessary risk. Without an adverse weather policy, employees may… Read more »

A lock only keeps honest people out

      A lock only keeps honest people out   As the saying goes, “A lock only keeps honest people out.” Anyone who really wants to break into your home will. Most likely, a burglar isn’t targeting you in particular. He’s looking for an easy mark. Don’t put out the burglar welcome mat. Here… Read more »

When are landlords allowed to access their property?

When are landlords allowed to access their property? As a residential landlord, you tread a fine line between actively maintaining your property while leaving tenants to live in peace.   What is a landlord’s right of entry? Tenants are likely to regard the property as their home. Under “the covenant for quiet enjoyment”, UK law… Read more »