Employee Benefits, D E Ford Insurance Brokers

Protecting employees can help protect your business by Jason Crowther, Senior Employee Benefit Consultant at D E Ford

Most, if not all, businesses ensure they have the correct insurance to protect their property, machinery, fleet etc, but what do you have in place for protecting one of the most important cogs in the wheel; your employees? I’m not just talking about cost effective life cover that would support a young family in the […]

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Jason Crowther, Senior Employee Benefit Consultant at D E Ford Insurance Brokers (PIB Group Ltd)

Employee Benefits by Jason Crowther, Senior Employee Benefit Consultant

Over the years I have met a wide range of Business Owners and Boards of Directors who run companies with an annual turnover ranging from £100,000 to many millions of pounds, with just a handful of staff locally to many thousands of employees in locations across the globe. Most involved in running a business accept […]

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Employee Benefits

York Insurance Broker Extends their Product Offering

Expanding local insurance broker D E Ford has recently welcomed two Senior PIB Employee Benefits consultants to their offices in York. Mark Eastwood and Jason Crowther will work alongside the existing D E Ford team providing Employee Benefits services. The move is a result of the continued investment in the organisation by the PIB Group, […]

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Wake-up call on cyber threats

Wake-up call on cyber-threats, My View…By Zach Gray

It can’t have escaped your notice that the news is alive with stories of a global cyber attack. At the time of writing the attack has been felt in over 150 countries with our National Health Service being one of those organisations affected. As someone who is simply delighted to successfully switch my computer on in […]

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Insurance documents

The Real Cost of Using Unrated Insurers

Is it worth risking the security of your organisation by saving a few pounds on your insurance premiums? As an owner or manager of an organisation it can be extremely difficult to procure the best insurance cover for your organisation. This is where a broker will use their specialist knowledge and place your insurance with […]

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Ogden Discount Rate Change

What does the Ogden Discount Rate Change mean for you?

On Monday 20th March the Ogden Discount Rate was reduced from +2.5% to -0.75%.  This statutory rate is set by the Lord Chancellor and forms part of the Criminal Damages Act 1996. The rate was last changed in 2001. The change in rate appears on the surface to be relatively small, however it has significant […]

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Before and After Brave the Shave

Brave the Shave for York Mind

8 brave members of staff at D E Ford had their heads shaved to raise money for nominated local charity, York Mind. Staff placed bids to shave their colleague’s hair and other’s donated money to watch the ‘shave off’.  We are delighted with the generous donations from the team. Well done to everyone who took […]

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Storm Advice

Storm Advice

The current weather conditions could have a huge impact on homes, properties and businesses. With the wet weather still continuing we have provided some advice on how to be prepared and what you need to do in the unfortunate event of any damage to your property. Be prepared Securely fasten all doors and windows Check […]

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The importance of health & safety training

Training staff is a statutory requirement and an essential part of managing risk within any organisation. The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 emphasises the importance of health and safety training, stating that employers must provide suitable information, instruction and training for all employees. Making sure your organisation has the correct training programme […]

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Understanding the Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) Changes

In November 2016 the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, announced a further increase will be applied to the standard rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) from 1st June 2017.  The rate had remained static at 6% from January 2011 to November 2015. This latest increase is the third in the space of 18 months and will see […]

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