Brexit – what next for recruitment?
The UK has now formally left the EU, and the ‘transition period’ ended on the 31st of December 2020. As of the 1st of January 2021, the UK is deemed to be outside of the European Economic Area.Read More
Gangmaster License – what is it and do you need one?
Following the Morecambe disaster which happened over 10 years ago, gangmasters licenses have been a prominent issue and the law around them developed rapidly to help protect vulnerable workers prone to exploitation.Read More
The Unlawful Killing of Employees, Customers and Third Parties
The Supreme Court has recently handed down a judgment that is likely to have a very significant impact on the inquests that can result from deaths at work, deaths on the roads or deaths caused by corporate activities.Read More
Proposition 22 & the Gig Economy – What does it mean?
As we have all known for several years now the gig economy is not only beneficial to a country’s economy but allows flexibility for those workers. However, gig economy is still developing, both in the US and the UK, with many legal challenges from the workers with regards to what they believe are fair working rights for them.Read More
Directors & Officers Liability Insurance
As we all know, the majority of recruitment agencies purchase combined insurance packages that include directors and officers liability insurance (D&O) or they purchase stand-alone D&O policies if they require higher limits. However, there are a significant number of agencies that do not fully understand what D&O insurance is or whether they need this particular cover.Read More
The Future of the Gig Economy
The ‘gig economy’ has transformed, as well as still transforming, the way that we work and has provided us not only with convenience and a flexible workforce, but also with many opportunities. In this article we will take a look at what a gig economy actually is, and whether it is sustainable in the long term.Read More
Essential Insurances for Recruitment Agencies - Explained
Wondering what types of insurance your Recruitment Agency might need to make sure you're fully covered for all situations? Today we'll take a look at the different classes of insurance from a recruitment perspective, break it down for you and give some examples along the way.Read More
The Whiplash Reforms
The Civil Liability Act 2018 (CLA 2018) was enacted in December 2018 to great fanfare. The legislation included, amongst a host of other changes, headline grabbing reforms to the civil justice system including the imposition of a tariffs for compensation in whiplash claims and an increase to the small claims track limit.Read More
The Impact of Covid-19 on Insurance Policies
As Covid-19 claims begin to materialise and is continuing to have an effect on the economy, insurers are starting to adapt their underwriting strategies. While developments remain fluid, some general tendencies are becoming apparent. Acknowledging these trends should help in the preparation for policy renewals.Read More
FCA Test Case Judgement Briefing
The FCA test case with regards to Business Interruption insurance claims has now been heard by the courts. The High Court largely backed the insureds on these claims and now the insurers must contact the insureds to discuss their claims.Read More
Recruitment post Immigration Bill
We examine what the criteria for a visa application will be, criticisms and what impact the changes to the immigration rules will have on the recruitment industry.Read More