NEWS AND EVENTS

NACO – Tower to Tower

POSTED ON May 7th, 2014  - POSTED IN news

Miles Smith Insurance Solutions (MSIS) were proud to sponsor NACO (The Co-operative Trade Union) for their 181 mile Tower to Tower Cycle. NACO were supporting their chosen charity, Diabetes UK. Mark Alexander, NACO President led a group of NACO members on the Avenue Verte and UK National Cycle Network from the Tower of London to the Eiffel Tower, Paris. MSIS provided the riders with Pedalsafe insurance and ensured that they all looked the part in their MSIS – Pedalsafe cycling gear.

Following a re-structure of the Co-operative Insurance Key account facility, MSIS were chosen to provide specialised insurance solutions to their commercial clients of which NACO were one! Well done to all of the team!

Miles Smith partner with smart witness

POSTED ON February 10th, 2014  - POSTED IN news
Many Miles Smith Fleet clients have been facing spiraling premiums for a number of years. A combination of increased frequency together with larger awards has lead to deterioration in claims experience and the resultant additional premiums charged by Insurers.

In many instances, the policyholder felt that they were either not at fault, there was at least contributory negligence or even a gross exaggeration of the damages. Left without independent evidence to substantiate the Policyholders position, Insurers are often faced with the reality of having to negotiate the most cost effective best terms possible for the settlement.

CIWM release notes for reducing fire risks

POSTED ON January 29th, 2014  - POSTED IN news

In light of the volume and severity of fires at Waste & Recycling plants during the last 12 months, the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management has released the following Technical Guidance Notes for Reducing Fire Risk at Sites Storing Combustible Materials.

With many A rated UK Insurers now pulling out of the market all together, those that are left are becoming increasingly selective in they types of risks they will insure. Complying with the following guidelines may not only secure you a more competitive premium, it could be the difference between insurers even offering to provide cover or not.

Full report can be read here  TGN_7.01_Reducing_Waste_Fire_Risk_301013 (1)

The New Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 (SMDA)

POSTED ON November 14th, 2013  - POSTED IN news

The new Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 (SMDA) comes into force on will start to be implemented with effect from 1 October 2013 when councils will begin to accept applications for new licences. The new Act repeals the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 1964 and Part 1 of the Vehicles (Crime) Act 2001, creating a revised regulatory regime for the scrap metal recycling and vehicle dismantling industries in England and Wales.

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