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.


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Brexit and beyond: the future for Scottish rural business

May 3, 2018

The Scottish Land and Estates (SLE) Spring Conference will be held at the Assembly Rooms in George Street, Edinburgh on Tuesday 29th May. The theme this year is ‘Brexit and beyond: the future for Scottish rural business’. As SLE’s insurance partner, Lycetts is delighted to be a sponsor of the event.

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Key insurance issues in the Forestry Industry

April 4, 2018

Forestry can often be an uncertain business. Given the nature of the job, foresters find themselves at the mercy of unpredictable and uncompromising forces that wouldn’t usually trouble the typical business owner.

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New Year flytipping warning for farmers as figures reveal incidents are on the increase

January 19, 2018

Recently-released figures from Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) revealed that more than one million incidents of fly-tipping were dealt with by councils in England in 2016-17, costing taxpayers nationally £58m to clear up.

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Farm subsidy reform post Brexit

November 30, 2017

Ed Dillon is our second inaugural Lycetts Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, Summer Scholars. In this article he sets out some of the findings from the research task he undertook this summer sponsored by Lycetts.

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Flooding – Deeper than Water Damage

November 30, 2017

Molly Williams is one of two inaugural Lycetts Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, Summer Scholars. In this article she sets out some of the findings from the research task she completed this summer sponsored by Lycetts.

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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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How to prevent quad bike theft

October 16, 2017

Quad bike theft is one of the most common rural crimes. Thieves are often persistent in their attempts to gain access to these valuable items. Even with a secure lock-up, there is every probability that your quad bike or ATV will be targeted. Bearing in mind that these are highly motivated criminals, it is important to consider how...

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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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