Lycetts Insights


As the Lycetts insights below will attest, we provide our clients with more than just insurance solutions. This is because our experienced senior management team understands your needs and look to provide you with expert views on a wide variety of topics. Read our insights online now by clicking the topics below.


Health and safety sentencing guidelines

November 20, 2017

Recent changes to the way that UK courts calculate fines for health and safety offences have led to a dramatic increase in the punishments being handed down by the courts.

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Charles Foster appointed Chief Executive of Lycetts

November 17, 2017

Charles Foster has been appointed as the new Lycetts Chief Executive, subject to regulatory approval. He succeeds Angus Keate who has been appointed Deputy Chairman. The changes will take effect from 12 December 2017.

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Lycetts Team Champion Award: tell us about your great team and win £4,000

November 16, 2017

So often now trainers attribute successes on the racecourse to the great team they have in the yard. On the back of this the NTF created the Lycetts Team Champion Award and there is now just a few weeks remaining to submit nominations (deadline is 1st December.)

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In the courts – a roundup of recent health and safety prosecutions and punishments…

November 16, 2017

In this edition we have highlighted some of the key health and safety cases that have recently appeared before the courts throughout the UK.

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Judging panel announced for Lycetts Team Champion Award

November 13, 2017

The National Trainers Federation (NTF) is delighted to announce the judges for the inaugural Lycetts Team Champion Award.

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Horse mortality: when do horses die?

October 19, 2017

Our clients don’t often ask us ‘when do horses die’ but as specialist equine insurance brokers dealing with horse mortality cases we do have some insight into this.

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Fatalities in agriculture and the process of risk assessment

October 18, 2017

The fatal injury rate in agriculture is 18 times higher than average. In total 30 people were killed on British farms in the past year. HSE research shows that hazards include contact with electricity (10 per cent), injury by an animal (7 per cent) and falling from a height (7 per cent).

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Escala concert at Sedbergh concludes an epic fundraising campaign for Parkinson’s UK

October 11, 2017

We are delighted to announce that the Lycetts sponsored concert on Friday 6th October at Sedbergh School, Cumbria, has raised in excess £4,000 for Parkinson’s UK. The evening featured the electric string quartet, Escala and was the culmination of former Sedbergh School pupil Jack Roberts’ ‘Going the Distance’ fundraising...

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What makes a yearling worth £250,000?

October 2, 2017

The thoroughbred yearling sales season is fast approaching and brings with it thousands of yearlings sold all over the Northern hemisphere for millions of pounds. Just three days of trade of yearlings at Tattersalls in October 2016 made over £92 million. That’s £30 million pounds of horse flesh traded per day; an average of...

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