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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 rise in Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS)

Posted by Jack Wieland on 14 June 2021

In this blog, we outline some key reasons for the surge in demand for Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) globally, and later in the series we will be exploring some of the main insurance issues observed to date. 

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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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A legal 'duty to protect' the public

Posted by Dean Gallagher on 18 May 2021

In early 2021, the UK Government launched a consultation to consider how legislation might be used to protect publicly accessible locations from terrorist attacks. 

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Securing Payments: Challenges Facing Recruitment Agencies

Posted by Rebecca Liddle on 12 May 2021

Recruitment agencies have faced a variety of challenges in recent months, making it less certain whether they will receive payment from their customers on time.

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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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Managing Governance and Financial Risks Arising from Benefit Plans

Posted by Kevin Kinsella on 27 April 2021

Benefits offered can be impacted by poor plan design and rising cost. Firms can protect their people, reputations and bottom lines by a risk management approach.

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Three Steps to Keep Health and Benefits Plan Costs Under Control

Posted by Celine Ng Tong on 27 April 2021

Mounting employee benefit costs mean companies must balance costs with managing people risks. Learn three steps to help protect employees and stay on budget.

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Organisations must Prioritise Environmental and Social Risks

Posted by Amy Laverock on 27 April 2021

Firms that fail to support diversity, equity, and inclusion or neglect climate change face reputational risk, legislative challenges, or falling share prices.

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25 Risks HR, Risk Managers, and Business Leaders must Tackle Together

Posted by Herve Balzano on 27 April 2021

People can pose a significant business risk if not properly managed. HR and risk management together can protect, equip, and motivate this critical asset.

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Six Questions That Help Firms Keep Pace With Accelerated Digitisation

Posted by Matt Duffy on 27 April 2021

To keep pace with digitization, HR and risk managers must address business risks such as cybersecurity, digital delivery of benefits, and technology skills gaps.

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