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Insurance Premium Tax Increase

What is Insurance Premium Tax (IPT)? IPT is a tax imposed by HMRC on general (both personal and commercial) insurance premiums. There are currently two rates of IPT. The first of these is a standard rate of 6% which applies to general insurances (such as motor, buildings and contents and commercial insurances). A higher rate… Read more »

Multi-Award Winning Month for P F Spare Insurance Brokers’ Sam Spare

Press Release For immediate release: 5 October 2015 P F Spare Insurance Brokers* is pleased to announce that Sam Spare has completed a quadruple of insurance awards in the space of just a few weeks. Having been awarded the prestigious Catlin Award for Excellence in Claims Practice Prize for 2015, a National award from the… Read more »

P F Spare (1962) Limited

P F Spare Insurance Brokers is pleased to announce that it has received confirmation from the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) that it has successfully applied to change its legal status with the result that P F Spare (1962) Limited (FRN: 662559) will replace the previous firm with effect from today (1 October 2015). Our customers… Read more »

P F Spare Insurance Brokers’ Sam Spare named Allianz Insurance’s Top Scholar

Hot on the heels of securing the Catlin Award for Excellence in Claims Practice 2015, there was more good news for P F Spare Insurance Brokers with Sam Spare securing Allianz’s Top Scholar Award for 2015. Sam’s is also quoted on the Allianz website with the full press release below: Allianz’s award-winning Scholarship Programme, which… Read more »

Driving Abroad? Know the Law!

As we enter the final throes of (the astronomical season of) summer, with the remnants of Tropical Storm Henri due to reach us this week, if you are planning that last minute holiday to the continent which will involve you driving abroad, do make sure you familiarise yourself with the local laws, some of which… Read more »

Motorists: Don’t Leave the Light On

New research from LV=, underwriters of Highway Insurance and ABC Insurance, reveals that rising numbers of drivers (827,000 in 2014) are breaking down by continuing to drive after their fuel light comes on. This is supported by LV= claims data, which shows that the number of motorists breaking down as a result of running out… Read more »

P F Spare Insurance Brokers’ Principal Claims National Prize

Press Release P F Spare Insurance Brokers(1) is pleased to announce that Sam Spare has been awarded the prestigious Catlin Award for Excellence in Claims Practice Prize for 2015. The National Prize, awarded annually, is given to the candidate who is adjudged to have passed the Chartered Insurance Institute’s (CII)(2) Claims Practice examination (P85) with… Read more »

Home Buying: The £6,500 Gap

The average first-time buyer under-budgets by £6,481 when buying a first house, according to new research from home insurer, Aviva. Almost three quarters of the 2,000 home-owners surveyed under-estimated the costs needed to buy a first home, with most of those saying they had only planned for the deposit. First-time buyers typically take nearly four… Read more »

Driving in Europe: Top Tips

Courtesy of Allianz Insurance, with this weekend set to be one of the busiest of the year on our roads, we’re sharing a selection of matters to think about if you’re driving with your car into Europe over the coming weeks. Ten Tips for Driving in Europe 1. Sevice your vehicle, plus any trailer you… Read more »