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.
Finch’s Medical and Healthcare specialist, Emma Thornton, joined representatives from over 60 healthcare and life science companies for the Department for International Trade’s (DIT’s) Northern Powerhouse: Mission to Arab Health 2019.
Employer announcement – is your business ready for April’s pension contributions increases?
Pension auto enrolment legislation came into force in October 2012, making it compulsory for all UK employers to have a pension scheme in place for their employees, enrol their employees in the scheme and pay pension contributions for them.
Finch were delighted to sponsor the ‘International Company of the Year (£50m + turnover)’ award at Insider’s prestigious North West International Trade Awards which took place at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester last week.
A fascinating conference! It was great to immerse ourselves in another industry, get a better understanding of the issues they face and improve our understanding of our clients' and prospective clients' challenges. We had a great day, met some interesting people and learnt a huge amount.
Finch joins key Hospitality industry body, UKHospitality
As part of our ongoing commitment to the Hospitality sector, we are delighted to announce our membership of BKHospitality, a new trade body formed by the merger of the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (the ALMR) and the British Hospitality Association (the BHA).
The Government has announced an extension to the deadline for joining the Childcare Voucher Scheme for a further six months. The Scheme was set to close to new entrants at the start of April, but the Government has now agreed to allow employees until at least October 2018.
Following years of speculation as to whether or not the Government will abandon the current childcare voucher scheme, Finch's Head of Employee Benefits, Mark Pugh, looks at how it will be phased out, and its replacement - Tax-Free Childcare.
What did hospitality businesses learn from the 2017 terror attacks? John O’Hara, Account Director, Finch
2017 took the world by surprise with its unprecedented number of devastating terror related attacks. Whilst we are all aware of the ever-increasing threat of terrorism, few would have predicted the extent of damage and destruction we saw last year.
Manchester businesses among the first to be targeted by the Pensions Regulator
The Pensions Regulator announced earlier this year that they were undertaking spot checks (in the form of short notice inspections) to ensure employers, regardless of size, name or industry, are complying with their auto-enrolment duties, with Manchester being one of the first target areas.
Finch’s parent company, Verlingue, continues expansion in Europe
The parent of corporate broker Finch Insurance, based in Manchester, has taken a majority stake in leading Swiss commercial insurance & Employee benefits firm S&P Insurance Group, which is headquartered in Luzern.
Increase in liability insurance costs on the horizon – Ged Smith
For the last 12-15 years, buying liability insurance has been like sailing on calm seas with a following wind on a warm, quiet Saturday afternoon. Yes, there have been exceptions (the waste industry for instance) but for most businesses, the market has been very straightforward.
5 things you need to know before investing in coloured gemstones
As physical objects gemstones have an intrinsic value, but they are increasingly viewed as a lucrative investment opportunity too. Here Finch Private Client specialist Karen Waugh explains some of the things to look out for if you’re thinking of making an investment.
Cyber-attack: your legal responsibilities as a company director
It’s easy to assume that cyber-crime only happens to high profile organisations because those are the ones that make the news – like Equifax, Barclays and the NHS. But the reality is that all businesses have to take the threat of cyber-attack seriously.
Well, if you believe the doom mongers, some fleet premiums could be about to soar following the recent Government changes to the Ogden tables and I can’t imagine anyone being happy about paying higher premiums.
Will all fleet premiums rise? Probably not, but those businesses with poor claims records
How are class actions a danger to Medical Device Manufacturers?
In a recent legal case, over 800 women have launched legal action against the NHS and the manufacturer of a vaginal mesh implant used to treat pelvic organ prolapse after childbirth, alleging that the devices ruined their lives, leaving them in debilitating and lifelong pain.
Finch is delighted to announce the launch of a 3 year strategic partnership with Medilink (in the North West, North East and Yorkshire &Humber) as its exclusive Insurance and Employee Benefits partner.
The impact of a cyber attack can be devastating. Finch Director Neal Lumb's fascinating insight into cybercrime explores the impact it can have and provides practical tips on how to protect your business.
How to motivate your employees to improve engagement and retention was the focus of February’s HR Exchange forum.
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