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MGC visit MAGPAS Air Ambulance base

Apr 18th, 2017

Last week some of our staff were able to visit the MAGPAS air base at RAF Wyton. This came about after the company made a successful charity auction bid at the annual dinner of the local Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). The Peterborough CII donated all proceeds of jus...

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BIBA reaction to the UK triggering Article 50

Mar 29th, 2017

Broker trade body, the British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA), has warned that having no clear agreement in place for the right to carry out cross border trade with the EU, as is currently possible, creates huge uncertainty for the UK market.

The warning followe...

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Changes to personal injury compensation payments

Mar 01st, 2017

On 27 February the Lord Chancellor announced a reduction in the Discount Rate used to calculate compensation awards for serious personal injuries, Huw Evans, Director General of the Association of British Insurers, said:

“Cutting the discount rate to -0.75% fro...

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Government whiplash bill unveiled

Feb 28th, 2017

The government has confirmed it will raise the small claims limit for whiplash injury to £5,000, but will impose a lower threshold of £2,000 for other personal injury claims. There will also be a ban on any offers to settle personal injury claims without medic...

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Christmas Opening Times

Dec 20th, 2016

Should you need to get in touch with us over the holiday season, our Christmas opening hours are shown below.

May we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.

From all the team at Marlow Gardner and Cooke Ltd....

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Winter driving tips - courtesy of Covea Insurance

Dec 13th, 2016

Motorists are up to 33% more likely to make a car insurance claim through the winter, from a small bump to a major incident. Recent weather reports suggests that the UK could be facing one of the worst winters for 5 years with prolonged periods of snow and ice, which could lea...

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Insurance Premium Tax to rise yet again

Nov 25th, 2016

Insurers have reacted to the Chancellor's 2016 Autumn Statement, warning that the “outrageous” 2% increase could lead to increased underinsurance and the change being described as an “unwarranted attack”.


The announcement that in...

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How to avoid under-insurance

Nov 22nd, 2016

We would encourage readers to take a look at a recent publication from BIBA (British Insurance Brokers' Association). The attached guide is for small and medium-sized businesses and offers some "top tips" on how to avoid under-insurance.

BIBA is the voice of the insura...

Penalties to be increased for texting whilst driving

Nov 08th, 2016

New government regulations are expected to come into force next year which will mean drivers caught texting at the wheel will face much tougher consequences. If caught, they will receive six points on their licence and face a £200 fine. Also, young or newly qu...

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Insurance Premium Tax set to increase to 10%

Sep 08th, 2016

As you may recall, last November saw a substantial increase in the Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) rate from 6% to 9.5%. Subsequently, in a following Budget announcement the Government has opted to increase this by a further 0.5% to 10%. There is no change to the higher rate of IPT o...

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Race for Life Fundraising Update

Aug 24th, 2016

Our Race for Life sponsorship pages were closed on 23rd August and we are delighted to report the Marlows on a Mission team raised a grand total of £2,423.75 for Cancer Research UK (this includes the Gift Aid).

A huge thank you to the team for taking part and and...

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Marlows Race for Life team raise over £2,000

Jul 12th, 2016

Inspired by the evening sun, our "Marlows on a Mission" Race for Life team of nine ladies joined thousands of others on 5th July when they took part in this event at Ferry Meadows Country Park in Peterborough.

It was a gentle jog for some and&n...

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NCA calls for better cybercrime reporting

Jul 11th, 2016

The National Crime Agency (NCA) is urging businesses to make use of the cybercrime reporting paths available to them and to share intelligence with law enforcement and each other, in an effort to clamp down on this rising problem in the corporate world.

According ...

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Insurance market reaction to Brexit vote

Jun 24th, 2016

The United Kingdom is set to leave the European Union following a vote for Brexit and industry leaders have appealed for calm with insurers insisting it will be "business as usual". A number of insurers spoke out to outline their long term commitment to the UK and offered supp...

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MGC make Alzheimers Society donation

Jun 06th, 2016

Having accumulated a sum of £380 from our “Dress Down Friday” fundraising campaign, it was decided to make a donation to the local branch area of the Alzheimer’s Society, having been quite taken by an article in the local newspaper regarding Dementia Aw...

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