Posts Tagged ‘Chartered Insurance Brokers’

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Raising standards key to reducing Health and Safety risk

On 1 February 2016 new sentencing guidelines came into force for health and safety, corporate manslaughter, food safety and hygiene offences. The new guidelines mark the most dramatic changes in health and safety enforcement since 1974, altering both the courts’ approach to sentencing and the penalties they will be asked to apply. The shift in [...]

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Government Insurance Premium Tax increase from 1 November

What you need to know It was announced in the summer budget that Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) is set to rise to 9.5% from 1 November 2015. IPT, which is a tax on general insurance premiums, is currently 6%. The last IPT rise took effect in January 2011 and was significantly smaller with an increment [...]

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What does it mean to be a Chartered Insurance Broker?

The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) is the world’s leading professional body for insurance brokers and financial services professionals. Granted by the Privy Council – it is the industry’s gold standard for insurance brokers and is currently met by fewer than 100 firms across the country. Its aim being to promote the highest standards of ethics and [...]

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Range of mortgage and protection services

French etymologists may tell you that the word ‘mortgage’ comes from the old French term ‘mort gage’ literally translated as a ‘death pledge’. That doesn’t sound so much like a legal loan agreement, but rather the title of a substandard horror film. Still, even today the word ‘mortgage’ continues to carry a certain weight and [...]

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