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All sized businesses urged to keep health & safety a priority

Despite the recession, the majority of large businesses in the UK still recognise the importance of health and safety, says Aviva Risk Management Solutions (ARMS), the new name for Norwich Union Risk Services.

Legal & General launches business valuation tool

Legal & General has launched an online business valuation tool to help SMEs calculate how much shareholder or partnership protection they need.

Businesses warned of the threat of flooding

A staggering 112,000 small businesses (11 per cent) were affected by the floods in 2008, leaving small firms with damaged stock and property and many unable to trade.

Aviva launches commercial property owners package

Aviva has successfully launched its new commercial property owners cover via its online trading platform, Fast Trade.

166% rise in cost of trade credit insurance claims

Latest ABI figures show that trade credit insurance remains a vital lifeline to businesses that are hit by the effects of the recession. In Quarter 1, 2009:

Changing nature of agriculture brings more risks

As the agricultural industry diversifies and the risks multiply, employers must be aware of the dangers to employees and visitors, warns Aviva.

Intermediaries must meet challenge of Banks and Direct Market

Defaqto's first Insight Report into the SME Commercial insurance market warns brokers that they need to meet the challenge of Banks and Direct insurers.

Norwich Union advises tradesmen to adopt safe working practices

Norwich Union, soon to be Aviva, is urging tradesmen to adopt best working practices to protect themselves, their customers and their business, as part of its 2009 Simply Safety campaign.

Twenty one vans broken into every hour in the UK

The UK's three and half million van drivers are helping make thieves lives easier according to research from Direct Line for Business.

Record fire damage costs spark fears in surge in large-scale fires

Businesses and homeowners battling through the recession are being hit by an increasing fire threat according to figures by the ABI (Association of British Insurers). The cost of fire damage in 2008 rose by 16% on 2007 to a record £1.3 billion - £3.4 million every day.

Businesses warned to pay due care and attention

After some of the most severe snow for 20 years, insurer Direct Line for Business is urging business owners to ensure they limit the possibility of customers and staff slipping and getting injured.

Heath Lambert joins with MTA to offer bespoke insurance services

Heath Lambert Group, the UK independent insurance broker and a specialist in putting together affinity schemes, has teamed up with the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) to provide a new service for MTA members.

Allianz Commercial launches online legal solution

Allianz Commercial has launched a new online legal protection service available to all Allianz SME policyholders.

Insurance agents banned for illegal trading

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has banned Stephen Fryett and Richard Baines from performing any role in relation to regulated financial services activities.

Premierline launches Direct Benefits Programme for SMEs

With small businesses feeling the strain of the current economic climate and looking at ways to maximise the service they receive from suppliers, Premierline Direct, the business insurance specialist, has enhanced the support it provides to its UK business customers with the launch of the Premierline Direct Benefits Programme.