New Headquarters Opened by Mayor!

The Mayor of Uckfield, Councillor John Carvey, officially opened the new offices of PI Expert, on Monday 4th April. He cut the ribbon to officially launch the business at its new location.

To celebrate the move local professionals were invited for canapés and wine following the cutting of the ribbon. Of course free professional indemnity advice was on tap.

Jenny Carter-Vaughan, the Managing Director of Affinity Select commented: “I would like to thank everyone who came to the office opening, but more importantly I would like to thank my staff without who this would not be possible. Their continued professionalism and impeccable service has been invaluable while I have been taking care of the office move.” Read More

Updated information for Build Only Contractors

“Why do I need PI?” – an often heard question from contractors with no in-house design teams and who may never employ consultants, building solely to the designs and supervision of others.

MUM’s Richard Webb explains why such a contractor can find itself being asked to purchase PI cover even though it undertakes no professional work itself – downlaod fact sheet

New Headquarters for PI Expert

Our new office!

We are delighted to announce that we have exchanged contracts on our new offices this week. We already have the builders in getting everything ready for a smooth move in on 1st Arpil 2011.

Many thanks to all our customers who have supported us to date and made it possible for our company to grow. Read More

Important Changes To Employers Liability Certificate Rules

The law is changing. With effect from April 2012 every employer will be required to register details of their Employers Liability insurance on the Employers Liability Database.

Similar to the Motor Insurance Database, the Employers Liability Database will form a centralised database of Employers Liability information which will contain details of all new and renewed Employers Liability insurance policies, old Employers Liability policies that have new claims made against them and all successful traces from the current ABI Tracing Service.

The database will be available searched by employees and other interested parties to identify the appropriate Employers Liability insurer in the event of a claim. The records will be registered on the Employers Liability Database against the firms Employer PAYE Reference. Read More

Important Changes To Insurance Premium Tax

The Government is to change the standard rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) from 5% to 6% with effect from 4th January 2011. The rate of IPT will be applied on all policies as follows:-

if the policy incepts or renews prior to 4th January 2011 AND your instructions reach us BY 10 am on 31st December 2010 enabling us to process the premium on our system prior to 4th January 2011, then a rate of 5% IPT applies;

if the policy incepts or renews prior to 4th January 2011 AND your instructions reach us AFTER 10 am on 31st December 2010 the premium will be processed on our system on or after to 4th January 2011, therefore a rate of 6% IPT applies (this will include policies that are on a hold covered extension, or policies that are off cover but which we agree to then reinstate from the original renewal date); Read More

The Professional Excellence Awards!

PI Expert is launching the Professional Excellence Awards in an effort to highlight the importance of good service in any industry. Each month they will target a different business sector and ask them to nominate people that they have come in to contact with at work who have given them excellent service.

This month PI Expert is asking architects and interior designers who it is that makes their day a bit easier and which company gives them the best service. To nominate a company for good service, just email and tell us who has given good service and why by 1st June 2011. Read More