P F Spare Insurance Brokers’ Director wins another National Award

Press Release For immediate release: 5 October 2016 P F Spare Insurance Brokers’ Director wins another National Award P F Spare Insurance Brokers(1) are pleased to announce that Sam Spare, Company Director, has been awarded The Worshipful Company of Insurers (Diploma in Insurance) National Prize. This prestigious award is given annually to the candidate who… Read more »

Storm Aileen – Advice from the Association of British Insurers

With Storm Aileen looming large and set to hit several areas of the country, including Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, we thought it would be prudent to share some advice from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) regarding the precautions you can take when faced with adverse weather. Preparing for bad weather: •Make sure you have emergency… Read more »

The cost of falling ill abroad in 2017 – Revealed

Did you know that, according to research published today by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) you could have to work for over 25 years to pay for emergency medical care without insurance? The ABI has found that travel insurers are helping 3,000 travellers every week who need emergency medical treatment while abroad. £200 million… Read more »

Motor Insurance Premiums Reach Record High

Drivers in nearly all age groups are paying record amounts for their car insurance and could face further increases unless the Government takes action to reduce claims costs, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) has warned. New figures show that between 2015 and 2016, all age groups except those under 21 – where the increasing… Read more »

Insurance Premium Tax Increase 2017

What is Insurance Premium Tax (IPT)? IPT is a tax imposed by HMRC on general (both personal and commercial) insurance premiums. Prior to 1 June 2017 there were two rates of IPT. The first of these was a standard rate of 10% which applied to general insurances (such as motor, buildings and contents and commercial… Read more »

Ogden Rate Change – The Implications

It was announced earlier this year that the Ogden discount rate has been reduced from 2.5% to -0.75%, and the change is now in full effect but just what does this mean for you and your insurance premium. This is one of the most significant changes facing the insurance industry in some time and will… Read more »

One year on: Health and Safety Sentencing Guidelines

With time flying by for the first couple of months of 2017 then our regular updates have had to take somewhat of a back seat. However, we recently came across an article from our friends at Allianz outlining how stricter sentencing guidelines introduced last year under the Health and Safety at Work Act introduced tougher… Read more »

Anyone Home?

With many shoppers awash with bargain purchases from Black Friday and the festive season now upon us, our local police force, Leicestershire Police, have issued a timely guide as to how to protect your home and belongings from burglars. Keep doors and windows locked at all times- even if you pop outside to the garden… Read more »

Small Tool Theft on the Increase

There has been a rise of nearly two thirds, year to date, of the theft of small tools. This is in sharp contrast to the progress made with larger plant theft, with the latest Plant & Agricultural National Intelligence Unit (PANIU) report stating that overall machinery theft is down by 57% since its peak in… Read more »

Insurer warns of Vehicle Cloning Risk

Allianz, one of the insurers whose car insurance policies are available through P F Spare Insurance Brokers, has issued a warning that it is recording a rising number of enquiries from policyholders receiving parking tickets for vehicles at locations they’ve never visited. When reviewing CCTV footage, it shows a vehicle without signage which is not… Read more »