Green Cards not required from 2nd August 2021

The guidance from the Government since 1st January 2021 has been that all UK drivers travelling within the EU/EEA must have a Green Card. On 30th June 2021 the European Commission confirmed that the UK will be re-admitted into the Free Circulation Zone. This announcement means that from 2nd August 2021, Green Cards will not […]

Most COVID-19 Rules to End in England

On 19th July, England will formally emerge from lockdown as the final social restrictions are removed. Health Secretary Sajid Javid called the move to the fourth and final stage of the government’s roadmap for lifting lockdown restrictions a “major milestone.” Javid also cautioned there could be as many as 100,000 COVID-19 cases later this summer […]

IR35 and Tax Investigation insurance

What is IR35? IR35 was introduced by HMRC as an anti-avoidance tax legislation, designed to tax ‘disguised’ employment at a rate similar to those in employment. “Disguised employees” refers to workers who receive payments via an intermediary, often their own limited company, which had they been paid directly, they would be employees. This process allowed […]

Right to Rent Transition Period Extended

Changes to right to rent checks, which were introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, will now remain in place until 21st June. The emergency measures to reduce face-to-face contact, initially introduced in March 2020, were due to end in mid-May. However, the government has announced these will be extended to give landlords a longer […]

Supreme Court Upholds COVID-19 Business Interruption Ruling

A new ruling by the Supreme Court will help thousands of business interruption insurance policyholders recover from the financial ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic and resulting closures. The ruling was issued on 15th January 2021. Background The court’s decision stemmed from an appeal of a test case brought by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in […]

Commercial Insurance Profile – January 2021

Understanding the Distribution Process of COVID-19 Vaccines Financial loss can often be forecasted and mitigated, but if a business experiences an unfortunate event that negatively affects its reputation, the effects can be devastating and even lead to closure. Last month, the UK became the first western nation to authorise a COVID-19 vaccine. Since then, the […]

News Brief: UK to Lift Second Coronavirus Lockdown

UK to Lift Second Coronavirus Lockdown The UK’s second coronavirus lockdown will be lifted on 2nd December. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday, 23rd November that a new set of restrictions will be implemented in place of extending the lockdown. Johnson’s new COVID Winter Plan will include a number of stringent restrictions to limit […]

Konsileo Wins Broker Start-up of the Year 2018

Konsileo Broker Startup of the Year 2018

We are delighted to announce that Konsileo was awarded the Broker Start-up of the Year trophy in the 25th ceremony of Insurance Age’s UK Broker Awards 2018 hosted on 14 September. The UK Broker Awards has celebrated successful businesses in the insurance broker market since 1993. We are deeply honoured by this recognition – and […]

£2.7m Raised – what next for Konsileo?

You may have already seen in the insurance press, via social media or through the grapevine that Konsileo has secured £2.7m in our latest funding round from Belgravia-based technology investor Committed Capital. In an interview with content editor Jonathan Swift of Insurance Age John describes where the idea came from, and how Konsileo started to ‘disrupt […]