Major News That Will Impact Personal Injury Claims Payments


In major news that will affect millions of business insurance and motor insurance policyholders the Government has announced a new basis for calculating and reviewing the discount rate, also referred to as The Ogden Rate. This is the calculation used for

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Read A Book Day – Insurance Claims Within The Pages of Our Favourite Books


September 6th marks National Read A Book Day. We are a nation of avid  readers and stories such as Harry Potter, George’s Marvellous Medicine, Lord of the Rings, The Da Vinci Code and Tales of the Brothers Grimm have captured the nation.

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A Message from the Managing Director


Sharrocks will have been offering insurance for 49 years at the end of this year and I will have been in charge of the company for almost 10 of those. In recent months we have gone through more changes than many in

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Meet the new starters


It’s been a busy year at Sharrocks and we’d like to introduce you to our new Insurance Advisors. Lindsey Jones I am 27 years old and I live with my husband and my cat Ernie. I work remotely from Preston,

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Cooking Related Home Insurance Claims On The Rise During Bake Off


A leading home insurer have released a report on the amount of claims for cooking related fires whilst Great British Bake-off is on our screens. It demonstrates that when the Channel 4 show is screened there is a 114% increase

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Will You Soon Need To Insure Your Ride On Lawnmower Or Golf Buggy?


When driving solely on private land in the UK a vehicle does not need to be insured, this includes; race cars, golf buggies, tractors, mobility scooters and quad bikes. However, drivers could soon be asked to take out third party

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Buildings and Contents Insurance Premiums Are On The Rise


Home Insurance Premiums are on the rise with premiums rising at the fastest rate for three years according to data released this week.  Research by Consumer Intelligence demonstrates that on average home insurance rose by 7% this year on average annually.

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Sharrocks Release A New Let and Unoccupied Property Insurance Quotation System


In August we have launched our first property owners online quotation system. Aimed at all residential landlords for all tenancy types including owners or those responsible for insuring empty properties. . Online customers will benefit from almost instant premium indications

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60% Of New Startups Do Not Have Any Business Insurance


A new study by AXA Insurance has revealed that new businesses in the UK are running the risk of being exposed to large financial losses and potential legal fines by not having any business insurance in place.  The UK has

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The Tribunal Fees Ruling In July Could Mean More Claims Against Employers


Unison on the 26 July 2017 won an ongoing court battle against the government, resulting in the scrapping of the employment tribunal fees that were introduced in 2013. The fees were seen to be against the employee discouraging many to

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