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Stockpiling Over Brexit Fears? Why You Need to Tell Your Broker
Stockpiling Over Brexit Fears? Why You Need to Tell Your Broker
With less than two weeks remaining until Brexit occurs (unless an extension is granted) and still no proper withdrawal agreement in place at the time of writing, organisations throughout the UK are preparing for the possibility of a no-deal scenario. Specifically, border uncertainty has businesses across industry lines fearing for an increase in import taxes. And in response, many have begun stockpiling...

Brexit is Coming: Prepare Your Data and Technology
Brexit is Coming: Prepare Your Data and Technology
Time is limited for the UK and the EU to craft a proper withdrawal agreement before Brexit takes place on 29th March 2019 (unless an extension is granted), leaving room for a range of possible outcomes. Despite the uncertainty, however, it’s crucial for your business to be prepared for anything—especially in the realm of data and technology. 

No-deal or not, ensure your organisation...

Don't Forgo Cover After Brexit. Use This to Pay Your Premiums
Don't Forgo Cover After Brexit. Use This to Pay Your Premiums
As Brexit continues to be the source of much business uncertainty, many organisations - especially SMEs - are worried that the outcome could result in serious cash flow concerns. What's worse, such an issue could make it more difficult for your business to pay for crucial operating costs, such as salaries, rent and even insurance premiums.  

And although securing proper cover for your...

How A ‘No-deal’ Brexit Will Change Driving in the EU
How A ‘No-deal’ Brexit Will Change Driving in the EU
Whether you plan to take your family on a continental road trip in the coming months or work for a transport organisation that frequently enters the EU, the results of Brexit may alter your current travelling agenda.

In the event of a no-deal, several UK driving laws will change—for both UK citizens and commercial drivers. All drivers are being urged to contact their insurer to arrange...

Brexit Uncertainty can be mitigated by Trade Credit Insurance
Brexit Uncertainty can be mitigated by Trade Credit Insurance
With just a few months left until Brexit takes place on 29th March 2019, the UK and EU have yet to create a solid withdrawal agreement — keeping the possibility of a ‘no-deal’ scenario intact. And although this uncertainty remains, your organisation cannot afford to be unprepared for the potential impacts of Brexit.

ICB Group has a specialist Trade Credit Insurance division...

The Biggest Risks Facing UK Businesses in 2019: Revealed
The Biggest Risks Facing UK Businesses in 2019: Revealed
In the past 12 months, the UK has experienced several changes that impacted businesses across the nation, regardless of size or industry. 

Between growing cyber-security concerns from high-profile breaches and the GDPR, broken supply chains from a commercial CO2 shortage and the collapse of big-name companies like Carillion, various risks have taken precedence. Not to mention, 2019 will...

Don't Become a Statistic: Here's Why You Can't Ignore Brexit
Don't Become a Statistic: Here's Why You Can't Ignore Brexit
For many SMEs, Brexit preparation has been placed on the backburner in order to make way for more immediate concerns, such as cyber-security cover and GDPR compliance. 

Indeed, a recent insurance broker survey revealed nearly 25 per cent of SME clients ask their broker for GDPR guidance on a regular basis, whereas only 10 per cent have enquiries regarding Brexit.

In fact, 35 per...

Running the Risk: SME Top Threats
Running the Risk: SME Top Threats
Over 16 million people are employed in the SME sector, dominating 60 per cent of all private sector employment, according to industry data. These numbers reflect a 26 per cent growth since 2000 in the number of small businesses. However, running a successful SME doesn’t come without risk. 

Here are the top risks facing SMEs, as reported by SMEs: 

* Data loss, misuse or...

UK Companies’ Top 3 Risks in 2017
UK Companies’ Top 3 Risks in 2017
Each new year brings with it a collection of challenges for businesses to overcome, and 2017 is no different. That is why your company needs to be adequately prepared for this year’s forecast, which includes digital threats and shifting economic conditions. According to a recent industry survey, the following three risks are the most significant and worrisome that UK companies of all sizes will...

How Will Brexit Affect Your  Business?
How Will Brexit Affect Your Business?


DID YOU KNOW?
UK business leaders should remain calm after Britain’s vote to leave the EU, according to Business Secretary Sajid Javid. In support of his comment, Javid met with two dozen senior figures from across the economic sector to discuss the challenges and opportunities brought about by the historic vote. While the specific details concerning the effect that Brexit will have...