Insurance Premium Tax

Insurance Premium Tax – the continued rise.

On 1st June, the standard rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) rose for the third time in 19 months to its current level of 12%.  Having doubled over the course of less than 2 years, this is a government levy that adds significant cost to households and businesses. Originally introduced in 1994, IPT was intended […]

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The Rise of Cybercrime

According to Lloyd’s, cyber insurance saw a 50% rise in 2016 and the trend is expected to continue as firms look to cover their exposure to cyber-attacks. So, what is cybercrime and how can it impact your business? Cybercrime refers to the criminal actions and activities carried out using computers and technology. In 2016, the […]

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BQI Group is moving it’s Northamptonshire offices

Our time at the Sywell Office has come to an end and we are delighted to announce that we are in the middle of a well-coordinated move to a larger office in Wellingborough. Whilst the Sywell Office has served us well over the years, our growth plans for 2017 and beyond demand larger office space. The […]

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Gift Box

BQI helps with Operation Christmas Child to give gifts to disadvantaged children

Operation Christmas Child (OCC) is an initiative of Samaritan’s Purse UK, a Christian relief and development charity working amongst communities in need across Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. It has developed over many years and has allowed many children across the world to receive a shoe box full of gifts at Christmas. These children […]

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The Insurance Act 2015

The Insurance Act 2015: One of the most important pieces of legislation in the history of the industry.

Introduction We communicated with all of our Clients in advance of the Insurance Act 2015 which came in to force on the 12th August 2016 and have been reminding prospective Clients when discussing their upcoming renewal requirements. Whilst the act came into law from the 12th August, it is still and will be open to […]

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Happy Birthday BQI – 10 Years Old!

In August 2016 BQI celebrated 10 years since a big idea was registered as a small company run by its two founders; our directors Andy Brown and Sean Quinn. Andy and Sean recognised the significant contribution that staff at BQI have made: ‘A big thank you to all involved with BQI over our 10 years; […]

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The JCB Mud Run. We enter team: BQI Liabilities!

At the weekend, some people might go for a jog in the park, cycle round the local lake, or head to the gym. A team from our Northampton office, calling themselves BQI Liabilities, decided to take on the JCB Mud Run. The JCB Mud Run started in 2012 and has grown from a small gathering […]

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L’Etape du Tour 2016

At the finish line, even the camera lens was blurry eyed! L-R Fraser Niven, Jon Summerly, Sean Quinn, Andy Brown, Robert Price Pictured are 5 extremely relieved, amateur cyclists who managed to complete (some more proficiently than others) the 24th Edition of the L’Etape du Tour. Founded in 1993, L’Etape du Tour is a chance […]

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