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Why your farm business needs a Mobile Phone Policy?

The government is looking to tighten up the law regarding mobile phone use when driving. Currently, it is only an offence to be using a hand-held device when performing a function which involves ‘interactive communication’. When the changes take place (this year), a driver holding,...

Why careful consideration of liability indemnity limits is of key importance

We, at Acres, often have the conversation about public liability cover when we deal with our agricultural clients and their residential properties. We recommend that they consider increased indemnity limits for public, product and employer’s liabilities from the standard ‘off the peg’ limits available for...

Do your sums insured reflect the recent increase in lamb values?

Producers selling lambs and ewes in the run up to Brexit amid fears of decreasing values, wet weather making finishing lambs a challenge and limited imports have all contributed to the value of lamb being some of the highest they have ever been.   Therefore, we recommend...

Why Use an Insurance Broker?

We often get asked what the benefits are of using an insurance broker. The misconception is often that it is a more costly way of getting the insurance you need, due to there being a middle man involved in the process. However, this is not...

Changes to electrical safety inspections for residential landlords

From April 1st 2021, new laws mean that all existing residential rental properties will need an electrical safety inspection (EICR) every 5 years. The EICR highlights any urgent work which must be carried out to ensure the property is safe. Previously, since June 2020, only new...

A year in the life of Acres Insurance Brokers | Cereals 2020

This time last year, we were standing in a very muddy, very cold field, promoting the start of Acres Insurance Brokers at The Cereals Event. We were an unrecognised, new brand in the agricultural insurance industry. We knew we had a fantastic and incredibly experienced...

Acres provides Hospital staff with homecooked meals

150 nutritious meals donated to Kettering General Hospital staff, made with British produce! Acres Insurance Brokers,  national farm insurance specialist at Brigstock, Northamptonshire HQ, donates 150 meals to support local NHS Wanting to do something to help during this ‘stay home - stay safe’ time is an...

Update: Coronavirus government support for agriculture and rural businesses

The Coronavirus pandemic has led to a raft of new schemes and legislation to support individuals and businesses through a challenging period.   Last week we explained the relevance of the Coronavirus Business Interruption Scheme and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to farming businesses. However, the pandemic...