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Grenfell Tower – Technical Support & Guidance

The recent events at Grenfell Tower are tragic with wide-reaching impact and we have had a number of queries from customers and other parties.

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Ogden Rate – Personal Injuries Compensation

Ogden Rate

On 27 February, the Lord Chancellor confirmed that the Discount Rate, a key component of this calculation concerning future costs, is to be reduced from the current level of 2.5% to -0.75%.

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Cyber Insurance Seminar Success

Cyber Insurance Seminar

On Wednesday 8th February MRIB successfully co-hosted a Cyber Insurance Seminar alongside Chartered accountants, Harwood Hutton.

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Cyber Insurance Seminar

Cyber Insurance Seminar

Our seminar brings together the police and insurers and will arm delegates with essential knowledge on the latest cyber trends, innovations in cyber insurance and key cyber policy issues on the horizon. The seminar will help you understand, identify and manage the risk that your business faces.

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MRIB Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

Click here to view MRIB’s Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

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MRIB seminar day at The Crazy Bear Hotel, Beaconsfield

Clients from across all 3 MRIB divisions were invited to listen to a lunchtime presentation on Post-Brexit Investment (hosted in partnership with UBS), and a late afternoon presentation on changes to the Residential Landlord market (hosted in partnership with Maurice J Bushell, Bower Cotton and Paragon Mortgages).

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New sentencing guidelines expose you to significantly bigger fines and longer custodial sentences

Sentencing Council Guidelines

Get on the wrong side of the new Sentencing Council Guidelines for health and safety breaches, or food safety offences and you could be locked up for two years and face a multi-million pound fine.

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Study finds 80% of high net worth individuals are underinsured

underinsurance

Underinsurance is a massive issue in the home insurance market and the irony is that it’s those with the most valuable possessions to protect that have the most to lose…..

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Post Brexit Investment Update Seminar

You are invited to an exclusive Post-Brexit investment lunch, run in partnership between the MRIB Group, and one of our strategic institutional partners, UBS.

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MRIB Invites you to an Exclusive Residential Landlord Event

You are hereby invited to an exclusive Residential Landlord event run in association with one of the UK’s leading firms of Chartered Insurance Brokers and Financial Planners, MRIB Group; and two of London’s leading Law Firms and Chartered Accountants, Bower Cotton and Maurice J Bushell & Co.

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Firewalls and anti-virus software aren’t enough

cyber-crime

The majority of cyber-attacks made against SMEs aren’t targeted. They are high-volume and random in nature, seeking to find whatever way they can into a system. Firewalls and anti-virus software will help, but the speed at which new viruses and malware appear, make it impossible for them to keep up and deny access to your systems and data. Businesses need to change their approach to protecting themselves against cyber-crime.

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7 simple ways to avoid complicated cyber attacks

cyber attacks

Tackling cyber criminals may seem daunting to companies with limited resources and IT knowledge. The good news is that there are lots of basic things that you can do to tighten up digital perimeters without breaking the bank.

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Why all SMEs are at risk from cyber crime

cyber crime

From the TalkTalk customer data attack in October 2015, to hackers accessing White House systems in 2014, the biggest attacks make the boldest headlines in the press. But don’t be fooled. It’s not just big corporate businesses and governments that are falling victim to cyber-crime. SMEs provide rich pickings too.

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The Insurance Act 2015 – Are you and your business ready?

insurance act

The Insurance Act 2015 represents the biggest change to insurance law in over 100 years. It takes effect on 12 August 2016, and will apply to all business insurance contracts and endorsements made under English or other UK law. Here is MRIB’s guide to what it means to you and your business.

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Team MRIB and Trekfest 2016

MRIB’s Trekfest team have raised over £3,000 for Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice.

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MRIB Takes on Trekfest 2016 – One day to go!

The MRIB Charity Team is gearing up for its next challenge and we are delighted that so many more of the MRIB Team are joining in for our next challenge which is the Trekfest Challenge, which takes place in the Breacon Beacons. You may recognise some of the team consisting of Antony Nyman, Chris Broome, Clare Ruddock, Debbie Mayne, Nicholas Shuttleworth, Amanda Finch, Peter O’Sullivan, Laura Chown, Vicky Brown, Hasena Zeb, & Justin Kogel. Please do take a moment to look at the fantastic work that Alexander Devine are doing, and we thank you for your ongoing support to the MRIB Charity Committee. We would be delighted if you would consider sponsoring the team to help us raise as much money as possible for this wonderful Charity. Please click on the following link: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/mribbreconschallenge  

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The Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service

On Thursday 19th May morning, two of MRIB’s charity committee members, Debbie Mayne and Chris Broome, ventured out into the Maidenhead region to visit the new Alexander Devine Hospice’s development.

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MRIB supports Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice.

This year, MRIB’s Charity Committee has chosen to support Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice who are nearing the end of the successful development of a fantastic new Hospice to support the families within Buckinghamshire and Berkshire.

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Buy-to-Let landlords facing a cut to their profits following changes to tax relief rules

Buy to let

If like many you are a buy-to-let landlord, you must be feeling somewhat concerned by the material tax implications on your investment portfolio. If you then consider the additional stamp duty liabilities applicable, the requirement for careful planning must sit at the forefront of your mind.

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How to get the same breaks as George Clooney on home insurance

Flood Re

At the start of the year the bulging river Thames threatened to flood George Clooney’s Grade II listed mansion in Sonning-on-Thames, Berkshire. But because of a new insurance industry initiative, the film star should at least be in a stronger negotiating position when he comes to renew his home insurance policy.
The scheme in question is called Flood Re and it became available from 1 April this year, providing affordable insurance to homeowners with properties in high flood risk areas.

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