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July 6, 2022
Reducing sickness absence makes for healthier business

The latest UK Labour Market Report has shown a significant spike in the sickness absence rate. With days lost to sickness or injury hitting nearly 150 million, what can you do to help keep your staff healthier, happier and more productive? The latest data from the Office for National Statistics has shown that in 2021 […]

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June 24, 2022
Case for credit insurance further strengthened as insolvencies surge

With company insolvencies on the rise, could trade credit insurance protect your business against late or unpaid debt? As long ago as April last year I warned of the likelihood that insolvencies would increase once the UK government's Covid protections were removed, writes Stephen Hodgson. Sadly, the latest figures from the Insolvency Service are proving […]

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June 23, 2022
Is it time to prescribe private medical insurance?

With NHS waiting lists growing, inflation soaring and the cost of living crisis hitting pockets, is now the time to prescribe private medical insurance?

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February 10, 2022
RBIG backs conversation charity Lancashire Wildlife Trust

We're proud to have pledged our support of the Lancashire Wildlife Trust (LWT), the conservation charity which protects, nurtures and promotes the natural environment across Greater Manchester, Lancashire and North Merseyside. LWT receives no government funding for the excellent work it does in protecting wildlife and the natural environment. It relies solely on voluntary donations […]

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December 21, 2021
That was the year that was

As we wave goodbye to 2021 - our 40th anniversary year - our commercial director Stephen Hodgson looks back on how RBIG has helped businesses meet the challenges presented by another testing 12 months. This was a year that many will want to forget. The ever-changing Covid landscape saw businesses riding a rollercoaster, knuckles white […]

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November 25, 2021
Are small businesses ready to address Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) issues?

Addressing Environmental Social & Governance (ESG) issues is going to become increasingly important to SMEs. Now is the time prepare says RBIG's commercial director, Stephen Hodgson. As the COP26 summit opened last month, I wrote about how insurers are placing ESG centre stage. Underwriters have already signalled they will insulate themselves from fossil fuel risks. […]

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November 4, 2021
Having lived life working at the industry's sharp end,I know what you really need from your business insurance broker.

Seeing the view from the other side of the commercial insurance fence has given James Brown great insight into what business insurance brokers should and shouldn't be doing for you. Working in the commercial insurance claims sector is a great way of learning how good, or otherwise, business insurance brokers are. I did just that […]

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November 2, 2021

We're pleased to announce that James Brown has joined RBIG as business development manager. James brings over a decade’s insurance experience to the Denton-headquartered firm which is currently celebrating its 40th anniversary. He previously spent more than six years with leading insurance claims consultants Harris Balcombe LLP. There, as head of the domestic division and […]

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October 31, 2021
Environmental, Social & Governance issues set to take centre stage

With the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties - COP26 - opening in Glasgow, Stephen Hodgson takes a timely look at how environmental issues will increasingly impact the commercial insurance sector. Today world leaders are converging on the Scottish Event Campus to kick off nearly two weeks of talks. It's to be hoped […]

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October 4, 2021
We're ready to welcome the 'Flexecutive'

With the way we work transformed by Covid, RBIG is set to recruit 'flexecutives'. Commercial Director, Stephen Hodgson explains why. As many commentators have noted, Covid restrictions and the enforced transition from office to work from home (WFH) operations have changed everything. What was once envisaged as a pandemic-induced temporary measure, is set to leave […]

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