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.


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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Inheritance Tax Planning

October 2, 2017

The most recent Government figures reveal that 23,300 estates were liable for Inheritance Tax (IHT) in the 2014-15 year, providing the Inland Revenue with around £4.2 billion of income. This is an increase of 25 per cent from the 2013-14 tax year.

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Lycetts to host Escala concert at Sedbergh School in Cumbria

September 29, 2017

Lycetts is to host an evening of musical entertainment in Powell Hall at Sedbergh School on Friday 6th October 2017.

We are delighted to present the electric string quartet, Escala, who will be supported by a selection of Sedbergh School’s most talented former pupils.

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Hurricanes focus attention on issues of flood insurance and how Flood Re has improved the situation in the UK

September 27, 2017

Dramatic news images of the effects of hurricanes Harvey and Irma in the United States have reminded many of the misery brought about by natural catastrophes. According to Lloyd’s it has also highlighted the problems of inadequate flood insurance in America.

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Horse-related insurance claims

September 14, 2017

Anyone working with horses should accept that accidents happen...right? ‘People need to accept that accidents happen in the horse world’ is a common theme that we hear from our clients when they call to tell us that one of their employees is making an insurance claim against them.

Wrong.

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Charlie Deutsch and Guy Disney join our sponsorship stable

September 11, 2017

We are delighted to welcome conditional jockey Charlie Deutsch and Royal Artillery Gold Cup winner Guy Disney in two exciting three-year sponsorship deals.

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