The UK Transport Secretary recently commented that the UK’s maritime industry was on the brink of a technological revolution which could lead to faster shipping, as well as being greener and safer in the long run. The growing use of autonomous vessels is said to be at the heart of the plans.
Charity trustees are the group of people dictating the direction a charity takes and how it is operated. As such, they are ultimately responsible for actions performed by the charity that are considered questionable or harmful. As a trustee, it is therefore important that you protect yourself with trustee indemnity insurance.
Engine failure is something that most people fear when setting off on a ...
Man overboard is one of the most common boating emergencies. Just like on land, accidents and emergencies can happen at sea, however, you could be miles away from any help and the sea is much more unpredictable than solid ground, so it’s important to know the correct actions to take in the case of man overboard.
New police figures show a 32% increase in domestic burglaries for the year ...
The recent Oxfam scandal is the perfect example of a reputation hard won and easily lost, as over the weekend they were left scrambling to contain a scandal that could cost them their funding. In the wake of this, the International Development Secretary has stated that she will be cracking down on the aid sector in relation to safeguarding all aspects of charity work.
IPT (insurance premium tax) has doubled from 6% to 12% over the last few years, which has forced insurance premiums up in turn for customers and now accounts for £50 on an average policy. Though IPT only directly affects insurers, this is likely to have a knock-on effect to your business insurance policy.
A recent report by Reuters revealed that 300,000 charities were directly affected by the crackdown on illegal funds over the last couple of years. It is therefore in your charity’s best interests to remain vigilant, prepared and guarded against financial crime.
The 230ft long tapestry will leave France where it has remained for 950 years to be displayed in the UK on a loan policy from president Emmanuel Macron, though it won’t be arriving until at least 2022.
A new study published in the Digital Charity Survey 2018 by Tech Trust has revealed that 58% of UK charities have no digital strategy in place for the future, whilst 92% of those who did have a strategy were positive about the beneficial impact going digital would have for their charity and reach.
The UK’s second biggest construction company has entered liquidation after negotiation talks between the firm, money lenders and the government failed to reach a conclusion, threatening thousands of jobs.
Fly-tipping is a serious issue affecting almost two-thirds of farmers according to a survey carried out by Farmers Weekly and can lead to them not only having to clear it up themselves but also puts them at risk of being held responsible for any environmental damage caused.
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The general data protection regulation (GDPR) is a new law enforced by the EU that will replace the current data protection act on 25 May 2018. It is essential that charities ensure that they are ready for the change.