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Are You Prepared? – Severe Gales and Wind

Storm Ali is expected to impact the UK with high winds and intense rain this week. Here are some safety tips from The County Group.

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Flood “Excess” Insurance

Due to recent high profile flood events, insurers have increased the policy excess requirements for those post codes ‘at risk’ of flooding. Some policyholders are finding that their ‘flood’ policy excess is extortionate, even though they’ve never been flooded before. If they have been flooded, the excess for future flooding could be financially crippling.

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Cyber Insurance – understanding the benefits for small businesses

It is important for you to understand the threats that can be posed online and gain an insight into the benefits of insuring against online attacks.

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Property Management: Managing your flood risk

The Environment Agency (EA) estimates that over 5 million properties in England and Wales are at risk of flooding. In Scotland, the number of at-risk properties is around 125,000 and 65,000 in Northern Ireland, respectively, according to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and Northern Ireland’s Rivers Agency (RA). These numbers include properties at risk from surface water, rivers and the sea. If your property is in an area prone to flooding, make sure you have appropriate insurance and flood defences in place.

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Highway Code Update on 29th January 2022

A major overhaul of theHighway code has come into force from 29th January 2022, including new rules to better protect vulnerable groups. It’s essential that all road users become familiar with the new regulations, including organisations that employ drivers.

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