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  • The end of Employment Tribunal Claims? – Part 2 16 April, 2014

    “On 6 April 2014 the Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) introduces its new early conciliation scheme for Employment Tribunal claims. Whilst it is available but not compulsory from that date, it will be compulsory for most Tribunal claims from 6 May 2014. The aim of the scheme is to encourage more claims to settle before they...More

  • The end of Employment Tribunal Claims? Part 1 10 April, 2014

    "Did you know that since July last year the number of Employment Tribunal claims in the South West has dropped by 75%? For years, employers have lived under the threat of claims being brought by employees arising from events happening in the workplace.  Some of those claims were just arising from significant poor treatment. Other cases left...More

  • Celebrating another successful year 04 April, 2014
    Picture of Ribbon being cut at 110th anniversary by Marilyn Liddicott

    "As Cornish Mutual Chairman I am pleased to announce that we have achieved another good year with positive results and some great success stories.   Financial results This year’s financial results reflect our sustained and steady growth in line with our business strategy. Headlines from our Financial Statement for the year end 30 September 2013...More

  • The ROC 5K 28 March, 2014
    Picture of Banner for ROC 5K Charity Run

    The ROC 5K is Cornwall’s big, brand new, 5K fun run. The route will start and finish at Truro’s Lemon Quay and take you past the city’s beautiful river side and around Boscawen Park. BBC Radio Cornwall’s Tiffany Truscott is the event MC.  Register for The ROC 5K now by visiting– early bird tickets are just £15. A quality...More

  • Upgrading your holiday property for 2014 18 March, 2014
    Picture of inside a House

    For any owner who wants to maximise the appeal of their property and attract more guests, without splashing out on a huge refurbishment or major upgrades, there are definitely small additions and changes you can make that will have a big impact.One of the biggest trends I’ve noticed recently is the demand for technology and gadgetry in holiday...More

  • Farm safety - The importance of planning ahead 10 March, 2014
    Members and Staff attending the Health & Safety Event

    It is well known that life on the farm can be very busy and tough.  It’s always worth thinking and planning for the various tasks ahead, particularly if you have to do something that is slightly out of the ordinary, for example – • Do the skylights above the dairy need cleaning?  • Does the indicator on the cab roof of the tractor need replacing?...More

  • Terry's time at Cornish Mutual 06 March, 2014
    Retired Insurance Inspector Terry Nott with Cake

    “I joined Cornish Mutual in 1988, as a Local Inspector for the Okehampton and district area. Prior to that I was a farmer for 23 years, so I have a lifelong connection with the rural communities in the South West.“When I had my interview for the job, I can remember they asked me “what qualities can you bring to Cornish Mutual?” I didn’t have any...More

  • Inspectors View - Josh Bedford 24 February, 2014
    Local Insurance Inspector Josh Bedford

    Local inspector for mid-Devon Josh Bedford has been working for Cornish Mutual for 18 months, after finishing his career in the Army as an analyst and having previously worked for a bank. Josh has been working alongside Terry Nott looking after our Members in Okehampton, Lifton, Tavistock, North Tawton, Hatherleigh and Launceston.“Now I’ve been in...More

  • New procedure for accidents at work and public liability claims 12 February, 2014
    Picture of Cornish Mutual Health and Safety Day

    Following the success of the new claims process for road traffic accidents, the government has now implemented a similar process for employer liability and public liability claims. This applies to all injury claims valued up to £25,000 where the accident occurred after 31 July 2013. There are some exceptions, for example, the new process does not...More

  • What life is like as an Insurance Inspector - Gary Burgess 11 February, 2014
    Local Insurance Inspector Gary Burgess with Cornish Mutual Members

    “I’ve always lived in Devon, and used to spend a lot of time visiting and working on farms when I was at school, so I’ve been brought up to understand the needs of the farming and rural communities here.“I was working as a motor insurance underwriter for London & Manchester and had been there for 11 years when I saw the job with Cornish Mutual...More

  • 2013 Fundraising for Children’s Hospice South West 04 February, 2014
    Picture of Cornish Mutual SOS team

    “When the SOS committee was looking for new members at the start of 2013, I decided to grab the bull by the horns and go for it – and I’m so glad I did, because it’s been a fantastic and rewarding year of fundraising for a very worthwhile charity. “Children’s Hospice South West provides specialist care for children with life limiting illnesses and...More

  • Top 5 tips for safe driving this Winter 24 January, 2014
    Picture of a Car with Snow

    There is never a good time to breakdown or to have your journey delayed with an unexpected stop but with the combination of temperature, dark nights and stormy weather, winter is especially terrible.Here’s our advice on how to stay safe and prepared this winter:Give yourself plenty of timeDon’t put yourself under unnecessary pressure by being...More

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