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Patons top 5 tips for summer driving

Driving a taxi in the summer is very different to being on the road in the depths of winter but it still has its challenges.

Roads are often busier, especially during school holidays, around airport approaches and popular tourist destinations. Also high temperatures can dramatically affect a vehicles performance as well as our own driving skills.

No deal Brexit – International Driving Permit

Following on from our previous blog about the implications of a no deal Brexit on 29 March and the requirement for a Green Card, there may also be a requirement to have an International Driving Permit (IDP).

There’s still a lot of uncertainty around the UK’s future relationship with the European Union after Brexit.

What does a no deal Brexit mean for Insurance?

With negotiations continuing over the United Kingdom’s exit from the EU and no deal currently in place, there’s potential impacts for driving in the EU, one may be the requirement of a Green Card.

The Association of British Insurers (ABI), says drivers will have to act quickly to ensure they have valid insurance to drive outside the UK. 

Liverpool’s first electric black cabs hit the road

The environmentally friendly Electric Black Cab – which can take you 80 miles on a single electric charge – will be in and around Liverpool for all to see.

As Patons provide the insurance for these electric cabs we were lucky enough to be the one of the first passengers in the back and we’re huge admirers.

Charity golf day

Patons Insurance were extremely proud to be asked to be one of the main sponsors of the event, to support the local charity. 

Patons sponsored nearest to the pin on hole 13 and longest drive on hole 15, we are pleased to say that our very own Stephen Shearer won nearest the pin and L. Thomas & A. Allen won the longest drive. We would like to say a big thank you to all of the players.

Alpha Insurance – Latest Information

The Danish Guarantee Fund for non-life insurance undertakings will cover some claims incurred before 5 June 2018.

On 8 May 2018, the liquidators of the insurance company Alpha Insurance A/S under frivillig likvidation (“under frivillig likvidation” means in voluntary liquidation) filed a petition for bankruptcy. This means that policyholders’ insurance coverage will be terminated as of 8 May 2018.