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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.


Ever Given Grounding: Suez Canal Closure Highlights Marine Industry Risks

Posted by Stephen Harris on 26 March 2021

The grounding of the Ever Given in the Suez Canal presents a challenge that may not be resolved quickly, snarling 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

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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Cyber Decoder: December 2020 - How Ransomware Will Affect the Cost of Cyber Insurance

Posted by Shrey Grover on 16 December 2020

Ransomware attacks have been on the rise during the pandemic, and businesses may face rising insurance premiums. Discover practical steps businesses can take. 

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Trade Credit Insurance: Why Information Is Key to Achieving More Coverage

Posted By Jono Hall 04 December 2020

Learn how the flow of up-to-date financial information is fundamental to helping your insurer make sound judgements about your customers’ creditworthiness.

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Related to: Trade Credit , Trade Credit

CAR Insurance Market Update

Posted By Guy FitzGibbon 17 November 2020

Some insurers have withdrawn from the contractors' all risks (CAR) sector, and capacity is tightening. Discover the implications for construction companies in our latest blog.

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Related to: Construction

Why UK Contractors Might Be Underestimating Cyber Risks

Posted By Mike Johnson 03 November 2020

The increasing use of technology has escalated the construction industry’s vulnerability to malicious activity, and some construction companies stipulate their partners must have cyber insurance in place, sometimes before tendering.

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Related to: Construction

Five Ways COVID-19 Has Impacted Construction Companies

Posted By Kelly Outram 27 October 2020

COVID-19 has fundamentally changed the business models, ways of working and risk profiles of many global construction companies.

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Related to: Construction