News & Insurance Offers

It’s official; the British summer is here.

21/06/2017

With temperatures rising, it is just as important to pay attention to the dangers of driving in the summer as it is in the winter. Therefore some advice for truckers during a heatwave; Do not forget the suncream. Especially when it comes ‘Truckers Arm’ that awkward tan line where you...

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The impact of the Ogden Rate on Commercial Vehicle Insurance

24/04/2017

It has been just over a month since the new rules regarding injury compensation payments came into force. The Discount Rate, also known as the Ogden Rate, forms part of the calculation used to determine the level of award in respect of cases involving serious injury. Although media attention has...

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Ogden Report

14/03/2017

When insurance makes the news one can normally assume it is bad news for a customer. However, the announcement by the Government that the Discount rate – also known as the Ogden rate – was to reduce from 2.5% to -0.75% - caused shockwaves throughout the industry as a whole....

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Skills & Experience

14/03/2017

The government's recent paper, ‘Fuller Working Lives’, warned that while the average age of people leaving the labour market has increased over the past two decades, it is still lower than it was in 1950 and is not keeping pace with increases in life expectancy. The scale of early exits...

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Heroes come in many shapes and guises

08/02/2017

I am never quite sure how to answer the question. “So what do you do for a living?” Now, if you’re a firefighter, you can pretty much guarantee that people will be enthralled in the stories of rescue and danger, you are clearly in the presence of a real life...

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The start of 2017 brings three new people to M R Ratcliffe Insurance Brokers

08/02/2017

Ratcliffe Insurance Brokers have some exciting news. We have had three new people joining our staff team. This is part of our on-going commitment in provide outstanding service to the transport insurance market. We are delighted to welcome Ewan Watson, Commercial Business Development Manager, Diann Sankson Agency Administrator and James...

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Tackling the Task List

11/01/2017

I resolve to… Fill in the blank space.  It’s always the same, many of us reflect on the events, challenges and promises made in the previous 12 months. Armed with a new list, we are determined that this New Year, things will be different and that we WILL fulfil them....

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Happy Birthday Ratcliffes

13/12/2016

You can’t have a celebration without cake, and we at M R Ratcliffes have cause to celebrate. It has been 40 years since we started to provide insurance for the transport and haulage industry. 1976 was the beginning of a great adventure. It was a good year, momentous not just...

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Connecting the corporate world with the Christmas Spirit

05/12/2016

At what point does Christmas begin? Each year it seems that the lead up to it gets earlier and earlier, no sooner has the Halloween paraphernalia been whipped off the shelves that you find Christmas lights and nodding reindeers being set up. Now I’m no Grinch when it comes to...

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Truckfest Roadtrip 2016

27/09/2016

We are very proud of our affiliation with the haulage industry. Bob Limming and Pete at Live Promotions do a fantastic job at putting it all together to make each occasion memorable. Having attended six of the seven events this year, only missing out on Edinburgh (which was a shame...

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Ratcliffe Celebrations

04/07/2016

As part of our 40th anniversary celebrations, we combined an all-staff buffet lunch with our regular communications meeting in June. As part of our on-going process of making small changes to drive our business forward, we invited our staff to take the opportunity to share and discuss as a team...

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