Author: Di Robertson

Firstly, it is important to say that the word “pandemic” does not denote the characteristics or seriousness of a virus or disease. Rather, it is a word that distinguishes an “epidemic”, being a disease that affects one or a few nations from a disease that affects all (Pan) nations, i.e. all nations in the world; hence “pandemic”. However, the seriousness of the current pandemic is not measured in medical and health terms alone. It is also likely to have a severe effect on...

Flaxmans continue to be involved in supporting a number of Doncaster residents whose properties were damaged by the floods in early November 2019.  Very few claims have been declined altogether, but we are still finding that some are taking an inordinate amount of time to really get going.  Three such residents have yet to even agree with their loss adjusters whether or not damp plaster needs to be removed before the drying out process can be completed. For the record, Flaxmans...

Two of Flaxmans Directors have recently made a number of trips to the flood affected areas in Yorkshire to offer flood victims support and advice in specially arranged Claims Clinics. The initial trip led them to Bentley where they spent the day in informal discussions with flood victims at the neighbourhood drop-in centre, as well as more formal meetings with other affected residents. This was followed up with a further visit a few weeks later. The most recent trip was to Fishlake, a...

Flaxmans and Velocity Scotland Limited presents An introductory workshop on the developing risks and penalties in business motoring Date: Wednesday 11 March, 2020 Registration: 9:15am to 9:45am Workshop: 9:45am to 4:15pm Tea /coffee on arrival, buffet lunch and refreshments will be served throughout the day Venue: The Brockville Suite, Falkirk Football Stadium, 4 Stadium Way, Falkirk FK2 9EE Cost:  £25 For tickets and further information email jim@velocityscotland.co.uk Our unique workshop will provide you with an understanding of: The Government; HSE; Police and various industry initiatives to target business use drivers ...

Why Business Interruption Insurance Fails the Test It is almost two years, on 4th March 2020, since the deadly Novichok toxin poisoned Sergio and Yulia Skripal. However, the consequential effects of it on the local populace are still being felt; especially by businesses that were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Some have still not recovered financially from the business interruption caused by being locked out of their business while Authorities carried out their duties. There is an insurance...

Twas the night before Christmas, When all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, Not even a mouse. The Christmas lights were twinkling, But the tree was very dry, No one had watered it, The pines were falling, it might even die. Dry trees and Christmas lights, Can cause your house to burn down, No presents for anyone, Or Christmas Dinner to be found. So, check your lights aren’t faulty, And give your tree a drink, Switch off the lights first, Singed hair gives off an awful stink. Flaxmans Christmas Quiz Christmas can be a time...

All of us up and down the country could not fail to have been moved by the pictures and stories of people and businesses affected by the recent floods especially in South Yorkshire. Particularly badly hit was the village of Fishlake and, even now, there are still over 46 flood warnings in place across the region and the river Don. As the clean-up operation continues, the press has been widely publicising that many affected homeowners are now discovering that their insurance...

10 Things You Need to Know The online process of buying home insurance can be completed in less than 30 minutes, which is incredibly convenient for people leading busy lives. However, in the name of convenience and saving money, have we sacrificed fully safeguarding the biggest purchase most of us will make in our lives and the sentimental and personal belongings that are kept inside? Here is a ‘good to know’ guide to buying home insurance online: Building Insurance, what does it...

Before the event: “A necessary Evil: A Waste of Money: I can’t be doing with it.” After the event:  “I never expected it to happen to me!” Nothing in life, except perhaps the knock of the taxman, causes the hackles to rise more than the agony of buying business insurance. The cost is an annoyance, at best, and very difficult to measure in terms of value for money, and so it typically gets the lowest of priorities in business life. That is...

A Helping Hand for SMEs Here at Flaxmans, we have spent the summer thinking about how we can help you to help your SME’s to cut a swathe through the Insurance Jargon Jungle. Buying the right policy – from the right source – for the right reasons- requires signposting by experts. Every day we see the outcomes of what goes wrong when SME’s do not take sound advice before they choose the cheapest quote – disputed or rejected claims! Understanding the basics...