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  • 25 January 2018

    The Construction Challenge

    The construction sector is a major part of the UK economy, generating roughly £90 billion annually, and employing over 2.93 million people – round 10% of the UK’s workforce.1

    The success of the sector however, doesn’t mean that it is free of its risks and challenges. The Construction Specialism Team at commercial insurance broker Gallagher – Tracy Keep and Charlie Case – explain how working with a broker who knows the industry can help to mitigate those risks.

    Construction Insurance
  • 22 November 2017

    Continuing focus on adequate and compliant insurances

    Ever increasing workloads and time pressures on contractors can lead to an increased reliance on temporary and subcontracted labour. Such workers are usually provided on a “labour-only” basis, often via work agencies. Day-to-day work instructions will typically be given by the contractor’s own site management directly to the workers, with or without a foreman’s involvement.

    Continuing focus on adequate and compliant insurances
  • Risk Management
  • 11 September 2016

    Problem Clauses – aligning the contractor and sub-contractor insurance policies

    At the start of a new contract, there is always an intense flurry of activity to get tenders out, and once the main contractor has been appointed there is a major push to get sub-contractors appointed, get the contract signed, agreed and turn up on site to start the work.

    Construction Insurance
  • 11 September 2016

    The new Environment Act will come into force on 1st April 2018

    The new Environment Act will come into force on 1st April 2018 with one of the main changes being the legal requirement for all privately let commercial property to comply with at least band E of the energy efficiency ratings before they can be leased to new or renewing tenants.

    Environment Act
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