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Setting the excess

Local government finance has come under extreme pressure this year, with organisations seeing their operating expenses increase significantly, and unexpectedly, as a result of inflation. Peter Grocock, public sector practice leader, South West, Wales & Central at Aon, explains how to ensure insurance excesses are set at the optimum level. Read more »

Ten steps to get tender ready

Whether you’re considering a full OJEU tender or you’re looking for a new insurer for just one element of your cover, your approach can influence the outcome. Heidi Dennis, director – public sector at Aon Risk Solutions, outlines how to get the best results from your tender. Read more »

Under the microscope: Education professional indemnity cover and claims notification

Complaints from students continue to rise in the higher education sector. Matt James, client director – head of education at Aon, explains when, and why, you should notify your professional indemnity insurer of potential claims under your policy. Read more »

Broker selection

An insurance broker can save you and your organisation time and money. But, as Andrew Millard, public sector practice leader – North at Aon, explains, it’s worth considering what you need before making your selection. Read more »

Market update

Like many other markets, the public sector insurance market remains unpredictable and volatile and, as Alison Goodwin, public sector practice leader at Aon, explains, the impacts of inflation, supply chain pressures and the cost of living are starting to bite. Read more »

Managing the impact of rising fuel prices

Rising fuel costs are affecting many public sector organisations, putting additional pressure on already stretched budgets. Read more »

Time to prepare for Protect Duty

With the majority of respondents to the consultation supportive of tougher security measures, Protect Duty legislation is expected by 2023. Read more »

Under the microscope: Travel considerations for 2022 and beyond

Travel is back on the agenda with the number of overseas trips made by university and college staff, and in some circumstances students, expected to return close to pre-pandemic levels this October. Read more »

The real value of a valuation

Public sector organisations own art collections of huge national and international importance. James McDowell, head of fine art at Aon, explains why an accurate valuation is key to protecting these collections. Read more »

A valuable safety net

Helen Povah, client director, managed programmes at Aon, explains how tenants home contents insurance can protect them from financial shocks. Read more »

Market Update

Alison Goodwin, public sector practice leader at Aon, looks at the state of the market and what the next 12 months hold. Read more »

Under the microscope: Clinical trials

Matt James, client director – head of education at Aon, explains what’s required, from setting up a trial to getting the right insurance cover. Read more »

What’s on your risk agenda?

Ruth Murray, client director, public sector Scotland at Aon, assesses the findings of Aon’s latest survey and the steps organisations can take to manage the risks. Read more »

Communicable Diseases

Communicable diseases

Heidi Dennis explains why disease exclusions are now standard on property and business interruption policies and how this affects organisations. Read more »

Adios Ocaso

Adios Ocaso

The withdrawal of Spanish insurer Ocaso from the UK residential property market brings additional pressure to an already difficult market. Find out how organisations can react. Read more »

Building collaboration

Building collaboration

The Local Government and Elections (Wales) Act 2021 has established four Corporate Joint Committees in Wales. Peter Grocock explains how this will benefit collaboration in the region. Read more »

Market update November 2021

Market update November 2021

Alison Goodwin, Public Sector Practice Leader at Aon, provides an overview of the market. Read more »

Professional indemnity pressures

Professional indemnity pressures

Mike Pearson and Alison Goodwin explore the challenges facing the market and the implications for public sector organisations. Read more »

Cyber - Webinar

Market update

Alison Goodwin, Public Sector Practice Leader at Aon, provides an overview of the market. Read more »

Cyber - Webinar

Managing your cyber risk

Increased risks have made it more difficult to arrange affordable cyber insurance. Nevertheless, it’s time to have a more informed discussion about cyber risk. Read more »

Cyber - Webinar

Equity for all

Heidi Dennis, Public Sector Practice Leader for the South at Aon, explains why the time is right to focus on equity rather than equality. Read more »

Cyber - Webinar

Meeting your health and wellbeing responsibilities overseas

Janet Penny, Client Manager at Aon, explains how universities and other organisations can protect the wellbeing of staff and students, wherever they’re based. Read more »

Cyber - Webinar

Supercharge your insurance programme

Ruth Murray, Client Director at Aon, explains how the Claims Retention Insight Platform can support public sector organisations. Read more »

Cyber - Webinar

Public services face up to budget volatility

Public services have been doubly hit by the pandemic, as an increase in demand for services has been combined with a loss of income. What’s next in 2021? Read more »

Cyber - Webinar

Tackling climate change

In this article, we examine the public sector’s role in tackling climate change. Read more »

Cyber - Webinar

Market update February 2021

In this article, we explore some of the key issues facing the public sector market. Read more »

Cyber - Webinar

Taking the risk register

Schools are facing many challenges as they adapt to the new rules around delivering education during a global pandemic. Against this backdrop, a holistic approach to risk management is invaluable. Read more »

Cyber - Webinar

Take control of your cyber risks

COVID-19 has dominated risk discussions over the last 12 months but cyber remains a very real and potentially costly threat to public sector organisations. Read more »

Cyber - Webinar

Switching on new e-mobility options

E-bikes and e-scooters are set to transform mobility in the UK, giving users a greener way to get around. Alison Goodwin, National Public Sector Practice Leader at Aon, says it’s important to understand the risks. Read more »

Cyber - Webinar

Higher Education Cyber Webinar

On 30 September Aon hosted the Higher Education Cyber Webinar. During this session, Mark Brannigan, UK Head of Cyber Solutions, and Alison Goodwin, Public Sector Practice Leader, discussed how these key risks affect higher education, and how you can build a cyber resilient organisation. Read more »

COVID-19 – Understanding public sector risk in the pandemic

COVID-19 – Understanding public sector risk in the pandemic

Whether an NHS trust, a police force or a local authority, public sector organisations and their staff are on the frontline in the battle against COVID-19. As activities and services shift in response to the challenges of this pandemic, it’s important to be aware of the insurance implications. Read more »

Building resilience to natural disasters

Building resilience to natural disasters

As climate change continues to influence the frequency and intensity of weather events, it will become increasingly important to build resilience. Read more »

Do your RPA homework

Do your RPA homework

Following a government consultation, the Department for Education is extending the academies’ risk protection arrangement to local authority maintained schools. Read more »

Managing your cyber risk

Managing your cyber risk

Digital transformation coupled with changes to the security threat and regulatory landscape require local authorities to have a proactive strategy for managing cyber risk. Read more »

Market Review March 2020

Market Review March 2020

This will be my last market review, as I am due to retire at the end of March 2020, so it’s likely that by the time you read this I will be in a remote part of Wales, learning how to live the slow life. Read more »

Financial compensation scheme for Scotland’s abuse survivors

Financial compensation scheme for Scotland’s abuse survivors

The Scottish government is setting up a compensation scheme for survivors of childhood abuse in care. Read more »

MMI update

MMI update

Municipal Mutual Insurance’s (MMI) latest annual report and accounts make for reassuring reading, with a relatively stable landscape leaving the levy unchanged. Read more »

Public Sector Market Update

Public Sector Market Update

Times are still tough for the public sector insurance market, with some insurers reviewing their strategies for 2019 and beyond. Read more »

Right to Light

Right to Light

Building a development that infringes someone’s right to light could result in significant damages and even demolition. Read more »

Feel the heat

Feel the heat

How thermographic testing can help manage fire risk. Read more »

Public Sector  - Getting the maximum benefit from your trading companies

Public Sector - Getting the maximum benefit from your trading companies

Setting up a local authority trading company offers a number of benefits to local authorities, but the insurance requires careful attention. Read more »

Flying high – the opportunities and implications of dronesg

Flying high – the opportunities and implications of drones

Deborah Ball, Public Sector Practice Leader at Aon, looks at the opportunities, and insurance implications, Drones present to the public sector. Read more »

local authorities - Is your event covered

Local authorities - Is your event covered

From Spring fairs to Christmas markets, local authorities arrange thousands of events every year. Ruth Murray, Client Director at Aon, explains how event insurance can save the day if the unexpected happens. Read more »

The future of living and working

Public Sector Market Update September 2018

Bill Sulman, Public Sector Chairman at Aon, explains, a combination of information, robust risk management and time can help an organisation secure competitive cover. Read more »

Dealing with a merger in Public Services

Public Sector - preparing for blockchain

Blockchain is often associated with the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, but this technology has the potential to transform a wide range of operations. Aon’s public sector expert Bill Sulman, examines the benefits it could bring to the public sector. Read more »

What public sector organisations need to know about Terror attacks today

What public sector organisations need to know about Terror attacks today

Terror attacks are changing, with today’s terrorists more likely to focus on mass casualties than generating property damage. Scott Bolton, Director at Aon explains how public sector organisations can respond to this change. Read more »

Dealing with a merger in Public Services

Dealing with a merger in Public Services

Aon’s Public Sector expert, Bill Sulman, assesses the and looks at the risks and opportunities that can result when a local authority merger takes place. Read more »