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17th May 2024

Double Recognition at Ethical Finance Awards 2024 – Wealth and Finance International

We are overjoyed to share that we have been honoured with two prestigious awards at the Ethical Finance Awards 2024 – Wealth and Finance International. Caunce O’Hara Insurance Brokers Limited have been named the Best Business Insurance Brokerage 2024 – North West England and have also received the Wealth & Finance Customer Service Excellence Award 2024.   Excellence […]


24th April 2024

#LittleByLittle – a post for Stress Awareness Month

A blog article by George Bentham, Head of Employee Benefits at COHIBL As we draw to the end of Stress Awareness Month, we have taken some time to reflect on the daily challenges that impact the UK workforce. Remote working and better technology have helped make the world more connected, but it also creates a […]


1st March 2024

Today is Employee Appreciation Day, but what does that actually mean?

The first Friday in March marks Employee Appreciation Day in the UK, but what does this actually mean and how can my organisation get involved without it being a token gesture? Employee Appreciation Day is a dedicated occasion where workplaces express the gratitude and recognition for the efforts and contributions of their team. This day […]


23rd February 2024

Managed Service Company Legislation & Insurance

By Ben Leeson – Director at Caunce O’Hara Insurance Brokers Limited, trusted advisor and specialist provider of insurance products to umbrella companies across the UK. Managed Service Company (MSC) legislation was introduced in the 2007 Budget to address concerns related to tax avoidance and the perceived misuse of intermediary companies in the provision of workers’ […]


7th February 2024

Choosing an Insurance Broker: Our Top 5 Tips

When there are so many insurance brokers in the UK market, how do you know which is going to be the right choice for you?  Well, we believe that there are five key areas to consider when appointing a broker, which will help to reassure you that you have made a good selection.   Trust […]


17th January 2024

How can Cyber Insurance protect your business?

a blog post by Sam Keogh, Corporate Account Handler at COHIBL   With technology constantly evolving, the cyber risk to businesses and the frequency and severity of claims continues to grow.  In this blog we will try to give a simple guide to the risks your business faces and the short- and long-term consequences you […]


15th January 2024

How does the National Insurance change of January 2024 impact my pension?

In January 2024, the National Insurance rates will have an adjustment and a noteworthy change to your take home pay.  The employee National Insurance contribution level is decreasing from 12% to 10% for individuals earning less than £50,270.  So, what does this mean? You will automatically save 2% on your earnings after your tax-free allowance […]


21st November 2023

Reuben’s Retreat wins £5,000 at the Aviva Broker Community Awards 2023!

The Aviva Broker Community Fund Awards were held at the Honourable Artillery Company in London on 17th October.  Our chosen charity, Reuben’s Retreat had reached the finals and were travelling down, along with our own Jonathan Green, to find out whether they would be receiving a cash prize. Our original nomination was submitted back in […]


9th November 2023

How is insurance for classic cars different from regular car insurance?

A blog by Jonny Davies, High Net Worth Account Executive What is a ‘Classic Car’ The definition of a ‘Classic Car’ differs depending on who you ask. HMRC define a Classic Car as anything over 15 years old and worth a minimum of £15,000.  From a Tax perspective if your vehicle is more than 40 years […]


31st October 2023

Are you looking for effective ways to reduce recruitment costs?

blog by George Bentham, Head of Employee Benefits In the challenging landscape of the current business environment, organisations are constantly looking at ways to streamline operations and costs. One question we are hearing regularly is ‘how can a business reduce their spend on recruitment’ as it consumes both money and time – broken down as […]


17th October 2023

What’s involved in a Fire Risk Assessment and who is responsible?

What is a Fire Risk Assessment? As a business or building owner, you have a legal responsibility to carry out a fire risk assessment, but what exactly does this entail?  Well, under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 the requirement is for a competent person to: Carry out an assessment of the risk of […]


21st September 2023

How to choose the best group health insurance for your team

With the competitive job market within the UK, employers are looking for ways in which they can offer a quality employee benefits package which will help support the business by attracting and retaining quality employees. When thinking about this, the best place to start is to look at what employees will value, which can be […]

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