The recent coverage of members of the public taking on alleged criminals can raise our community spirit and encourage people to be more socially active, however it is vital to know what you can and can’t do when it comes tackling and apprehending the bad guys.
Cunningham Lindsey, the global loss adjusting and claims management firm has announced the appointment of two UK Operations Directors; Stephen Kerr and Scott Cameron in the South and North of the UK respectively.
Finding childcare during the school holidays can be a nightmare, especially during the six week long summer break with annual leave running low for many working parents. This leads many to book their children into summer holiday clubs, leaving strangers in charge of your children.
YFM the specialist private equity fund manager has invested £3m into Friska Limited (Friska), a Bristol based chain of food-to-go restaurants offering ‘feel good food’ throughout the day. The funding will be used to support the roll out of the brand into new cities across the UK.
EFI Global has announced the appointment of Russell Finley as Senior Professional Geoscientist and Hydrogeologist. Russell is based in the Dartmouth, Nova Scotia office in Canada and will report to Kevin Burgher, Director of National Environmental Services.
Cunningham Lindsey announce the appointment of Sarah Civil as Corporate Risks & Specialist Practice Groups Director, she will take up her new position on 1 September.
DAS Law answer the questions on the "cash-in-hand economy" following the publication of the Taylor Review.
Ken Davy says the announcement by the Government that consumers with a guaranteed annuity rate on a pension pot of under £30,000 will no longer need to seek advice, is a backward step
Cunningham Lindsey has announced the appointment of Stephen Foster as Technical Director, Marine in the UK. Foster, who currently heads up the loss adjuster’s marine team in Indonesia, will be relocating to the UK to take up the role from 1 August.
DAS is upgrading its flagship commercial LEI policy by including additional cover and enhancing other existing elements. The move is designed to make the cover even more suitable for businesses and the risks they face operating in modern society.
Global stockmarkets gained as weaker-than-expected US economic data and comments from Fed chair Janet Yellen raised hopes that US policy normalisation would be gradual.
Tim Martin, prominent Brexiteer and founder of Wetherspoons, the pub chain, is great at making the headlines when he wants to, but the news that Wetherspoons had deleted its entire customer database on purpose, was hardly picked up at all.
Global stockmarkets were unsettled by the continued rises in bond yields. An intercontinental ballistic missile test by North Korea also caused some concern.
A recent survey of 250 UK insurance broking firms, however, shows that following the attack there has surprisingly been little increase at all in the number of enquiries for Cyber insurance cover.
Global bonds and the US dollar fell after more hawkish comments from the European Central Bank, the Bank of England and the Bank of Canada raised speculation that they were soon to join the Federal Reserve in starting to normalise monetary policy. The news also unsettled global stockmarkets.
Global stockmarkets ended the week broadly unchanged, although oil prices slid to the lowest levels this year.
The US raised interest rates once more, and global stockmarkets retreated slightly as central banks in the US, UK and Canada delivered hawkish comments.
In general, global stockmarkets shrugged-off the UK general election result indicating significant uncertainty had already been priced into markets due to the forthcoming Brexit negotiations. Sterling was the main casualty.
The OECD revised its prediction for global growth this year to 3.5%, up from 3.3% in March, as increased trade and investment flows offset a weaker outlook in the US. This would be the global economy’s best performance since 2011.
Global equities and bonds rallied over the three-week period as a ‘goldilocks’ scenario of steady, but unspectacular, growth and subdued inflation was seen to delay any move to withdraw central bank support for markets.
The US and China sign a trade agreement that opens the Chinese market to US credit rating agencies and credit card companies. Under the deal, China will also lift its ban on US beef imports and accept US shipments of liquefied natural gas.