Month: July 2012

Legionnaires’ Disease… an awful reality

July 30th, 2012

The terrible news of a Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak in Stoke on Trent serves as a reminder of the potential liabilities and business interruptions that can impact any organisation operating cooling towers, evaporative condensers, spa pools, hot and cold water systems and other purpose-built systems that involve use of water. What is Legionnaires’ disease? Legionnaires’ Disease… Read more »

Some facts about last month’s flooding…

July 24th, 2012

April 2012 was the wettest month for over 100 years June saw 145.3 mm across the UK meaning that it was the wettest since records began in 1910 Claims as a result of flooding will exceed the £40m mark which was the cost back in 2008 in Morepeth, Northumberland It now seems that annual floods are… Read more »

Insurers will have access to DVLA database

July 24th, 2012

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has agreed funding for a project designed to eradicate fraud in the motor insurance world. It will involve a system whereby the drivers will be asked for their driving licence number when applying for their insurance. At the moment insurers have to rely on utmost good faith from their clients who unfortunately may not always be… Read more »

Inflation has fallen due to the summer Flooding!!

July 24th, 2012

Silver lining and all… Apparently according to the Office for National Statistics the wettest June on record is likely to bring down the rate of inflation! Small shops affected by poor sales during this drenching are likely to reduce their prices to entice people back in to spend again. CPI is now at 2.4 per cent, which is… Read more »