Are You Up-To-Date On The Licenses Required For Gangmasters?

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From May 2017, the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) took on the role and remit of the Gangmaster Licensing Authority (GLA). It was also granted police-style powers under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE), to investigate labour abuse and exploitation across all aspects of the UK labour market as set out in the Immigration Act 2016.

Failure and non-compliance of these acts can have serious consequences and fines associated with them.

Here at Thistle, we already insure many Gangmaster providers through our Recruitment and Employment agency scheme. Thistle are up to date with the changes in legislation as well as the amalgamation of the Gangmaster Licensing Authority and the Gangmasters and Labour ...

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Thistle Insurance Services is Re-branding

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Changes Coming Soon 

As you may be aware, we became part of the PIB Group on 30th December 2016 and we’ve been working hard on how we can improve our services to our clients. As part of these improvements, in September we will be re-branding our business as PIB Insurance Brokers.

Over the coming weeks you may see some brand changes. These won’t affect the way in which your policy is handled or the office or personnel you deal with. The only change you will see is that some of our products will be renamed from Thistle Insurance Services and will now operate under the name PIB Insurance Brokers.

If we are currently looking after your insurances we ...

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Underinsurance: Are You Adequately Protected?

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Have you considered what this means to your and your business?

On Monday 27th February it was announced that the Ogden discount rate will be reduced from +2.5% to -0.75%. This presents a significant change in terms of how serious injury awards are calculated and will increase compensation payments that are awarded.

What is the Ogden Rate?

Fixed by the Lord Chancellor, the Ogden Rate is a Government set rate used to calculate the amount of compensation as a lump sum the court will award when a personal injury claim occurs for a life changing injury.

The discount rate takes into account age, gender, working life based on likely retirement age and for lifetime losses of the claimant.

Interest rates ...

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