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2021 – Top ten risks facing UK businesses

The in-depth report shows increased concern in respect of the UK economy. With 44% of all businesses having obtained financial support during the Pandemic, the end of Furlough and increased energy prices it estimates 21% are struggling financially with expectations circa 8% are likely to close.

RCA

Underinsurance ‘made worse’ by rising construction costs

Recent data from RebuildCostASSESSMENT.com has highlighted how on average, buildings are covered for just 68% of the amount they should be in Britain. However, with rebuild costs rising rapidly, the current situation is likely to be even worse.

Ventilation

Good ventilation in the workplace can help reduce the spread of coronavirus

As coronavirus spreads through the air, the virus can build up in poorly ventilated areas, increasing the risk of infection. It is a legal requirement for employers to ensure an adequate supply of fresh air (ventilation) in enclosed areas of the workplace.

Tool Theft

Latest police data shows that £17.5m of tools were stolen in London last year

With almost £57,000 of tools stolen every day in 2020, according to data from the Metropolitan Police it’s more important than ever to ensure that you are insured.

Contractor

What’s the difference between a labour only subcontractor (LOSC) and a bona fide subcontractor (BFSC)?

Explore the differences between a labour only subcontractor (LOSC) and a bona fide subcontractor (BFSC) and find out if you need Employers Liability Insurance.

Cyber Cover SME

Lack of Cyber Cover Leaves SME’s Exposed to Attacks

86% of SMEs do not have any cyber insurance in place according to a recent survey by Aviva.  This lack of insurance protection comes at a time of rapid digitisation, with statistics showing that 41% of SMEs updated their website in response to the pandemic while 39% moved online or improved their online offering.

Covid Vaccine 2

Vaccinations and the workplace

The UK vaccination programme is the biggest inoculation campaign the country has ever undertaken. With over 43 million individuals now having had their first jab there are still demographics in the UK that have lower uptake as well as those who are reluctant to get vaccinated.

Phishing

Phishing attacks – how to identify the common types

Scammers send fake emails to thousands of people, with links to bad websites or asking for bank details and other sensitive information. Whatever your business, you will receive phishing attacks. This article contains the first steps you need to take to help you identify the most common types.

Cyber Survey

The Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2021

The Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2021 report shows the cyber risk to organisations is heightened because of the pandemic, which has made securing digital environments more challenging as organisational resources are diverted to facilitating home working for staff.

Reopen

Reopening as Lockdown Measures Ease

Being COVID-secure means being adaptable to the current guidance and having measures in place to manage the risk of coronavirus. Key points for businesses to consider: