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So far Dominic Coghlan has created 11 blog entries.

July 2020

Cyber risks of remote working

By | July 1st, 2020|employers|

Keep remote workers secure 1, July, 2020 The Coronavirus pandemic has resulted in unprecedented workplace changes. While the UK is on lockdown, employers have had to make necessary adjustments to allow staff to work from home. Perhaps there will be a lasting shift towards home working - the AA predicts a permanent reduction in the demand [...]

May 2020

COVID-19: Management liability

By | May 14th, 2020|General, Uncategorised|

COVID-19: Potential exposures to directors and senior managers 14, May, 2020 Claims culture and worker safety are hitting the headlines with some parts of the UK starting to return to work.   Companies House data in February and March shows the emergence of 45 newly incorporated limited companies that contain the words 'corona' or 'COVID', with [...]

April 2020

Employer considerations during COVID-19

By | April 14th, 2020|covid-19, employers|

Employer's Liability 04, May, 2020 COVID-19 raises a number of liability concerns, particularly if employees are affected due to a business’ negligence. Our employees are the lifeblood of our businesses and ensuring that their welfare is looked after is critical to business continuation and moving things on post lockdown. Kennedys Solicitors have provided a comprehensive [...]

Looking After Furloughed Employees

By | April 30th, 2020|employers|

Workforce on hold 04, May, 2020 4 Million British workers have been furloughed during the COVID-19 crisis, with the government expected to pay 80% of the salaries of as much as 6% of the entire population.  Once an employee is furloughed, they are unable to work in a capacity which either makes a profit or [...]

Looking after remote workers

By | April 2nd, 2020|employers|

Working from home during COVID-19 03, May, 2020 As the UK begins to ‘unlock’ it is likely that homeworking will stay in place for some time to come. Employers are responsible for the safety of their employees even if they are working from home. The Health and Safety Executive has created a guide for [...]

Engineering Inspections Market Response

By | April 27th, 2020|covid-19, Insurance|

Engineering Inspections 17, April, 2020 Insurer responses to engineering inspections Following the government decision to put the UK into lockdown, inspection service providers sought guidance from the HSE and SAFed on the approach required for statutory inspections. As of Thursday 26 March, inspections will be conducted in accordance with the latest HSE and SAFed (The [...]

Staying covered during COVID-19

By | April 15th, 2020|covid-19|

Staying covered during COVID-19 15, April, 2020 The financial impact of Coronavirus is affecting individuals and businesses up and down the country – we understand how worrying this time may be for you. The Government is offering a range of support packages to help people through this difficult period and there is a range of [...]

Unoccupied Property Market Response

By | April 3rd, 2020|covid-19, Property|

Unoccupied Property Market Response 29, April, 2020 It is important to distinguish between temporarily closed premises due to COVID-19 and previously longer terms unoccupied premises, the responses contained below are aimed at the temporarily closed premises, for those customers whom have longer terms unoccupied exposures we urge they review their policy document and notify [...]

Business Interruption Market Response

By | April 3rd, 2020|covid-19|

Market Review 07, April, 2020 The ABI released the following statement: Irrespective of whether or not the Government orders closure of a business, the vast majority of firms won’t have purchased cover that will enable them to claim on their insurance to compensate for their businesses being closed by the Covid-19. Standard business interruption cover [...]

March 2020

Support for businesses affected by Coronavirus

By | March 30th, 2020|covid-19, General|

Government support 15, April, 2020 Download our guide - COVID-19: Business Support   Who can I talk to? The Federation of Small Businesses offers the following advice on people you should talk to if you’re having difficulty. This page has plenty of detail including contact information – worth a visit. Talk to your bank about [...]