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Risk in Context Blog

Timely blogs from our risk and insurance experts on the issues and trends that affect your business – and your bottom line.


The new Whiplash Reform Programme: What is set to change

Posted by Alistair Schuberth on 27 May 2021

The long-awaited reforms for whiplash injuries, which were first proposed in 2015, will now come into force as a package on 31 May 2021. What are the main changes and what impact is the programme likely to have. 

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Protect Duty Consultation: Be Ready

Posted by David Tate on 05 May 2021

The rising threat of attacks at private-sector targets, including retail and leisure sites, has prompted the UK Government to consult on improving protective security and preparedness at public places.

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A New London Market Insurance Endorsement on Communicable Diseases

Posted by Stephen Harris on 14 April 2021

A new insurance endorsement excludes a communicable disease following a public health emergency of international concern for marine and energy liability.

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Relate to: Energy , Marine

Ever Given Grounding: Suez Canal Closure Highlights Marine Industry Risks

Posted by Stephen Harris on 07 April 2021

The recent grounding and subsequent re-floating of the mega-ship Ever Given in the Suez Canal highlighted the fragility of global supply chains. This event snarled global marine traffic at a time when supply chains are still recovering from disruptions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Relate to: Marine

Audit and Corporate Governance: New UK Proposals for Directors

Posted by Stephanie Manson on 31 March 2021

On Thursday, 18 March the UK’s Department of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy released its long awaited proposals for audit reform and corporate governance, entitled “Restoring trust in audit and corporate governance.”

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Marine Protection and Indemnity: 2021 Post-Renewal Market Update

Posted by Mark Cracknell on 24 March 2021

We examine the trends from the post renewal 2021 on the marine P&I market with highlights of the clubs reported growth and those reporting a reduction.

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Related to: Marine

What is the best practice regarding employees and COVID-19 testing?

Posted by Darren Holmes on 16 March 2021

In February 2021, the UK Government announced support to provide targeted, rapid testing in all key workplaces to ensure vital public and economic services can continue.

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Related to: Marsh Risk Consulting

Refurbishment Fit-Out Works: How To Purchase Construction Insurance In A Tough Market

Posted by Kate Fairhead on 08 March 2021

In the second of our articles exploring refurbishment risks, we look at how the viability of projects can be increased by careful navigation of the challenging construction insurance market.

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Tax Insurance: Protecting Your Tax Losses

Posted by Leon Steenkamp on 04 March 2021

Guidance on how tax insurance can help companies protect their tax losses in order to secure future tax savings.

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Refurbishment Works: How Construction Insurance Price Rises Could Affect Fit-Out Projects

Posted by Kate Fairhead on 01 March 2021

While “don’t demolish, refurbish” is a sustainable, time-friendly option for redevelopment schemes, insurance market changes could reduce its cost-effectiveness. Read the first of our two-part article series to find out why

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