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National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) advice for events

After the terrible events at Manchester Arena some weeks ago and the recent attack on London Bridge, we have received a number of pieces of advice from a variety of organisations.  The most comprehensive of which has now arrived from the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO).  Where clearly a great deal of the content of this document is way beyond the measures needed at most of our member festivals, I really do strongly recommend that festival organisers and site managers read the whole document and pick out the bits that they think will be relevant to them in vie

New Mini Purple Guide Published

A new guide has been published by the Events Industry Forum to help organisers of smaller events comply with regulations and good practice.
 
The new ‘Purple Guide Lite’ is a sister publication to the ‘Purple Guide to Health, Safety and Welfare at Music and Other Events’, which EIF took over from the Health & Safety Executive four years ago.
 

Manchester attack

Our sincere condolences to the victims and their families and best wishes for recovery to those injured in Manchester.
 
​The whole events industry is in shock and immediate events this weekend (May Bank Holiday) are obviously nervous.
If you need AFO advice immediately then please call us on 01629 827014/ 07836 212899 and we will help if we can.

Government quietly introduce insurance increased costs

When governments declare budgets, usually in March or April they trumpet the important bits and somehow manage to slip through all kinds of tiny changes that affect people at a later date.

One of those ‘tiny changes’ introduced by the government as at 22 May 2017 was an increase in Insurance Premium Tax, which has now gone to 12% from 1 June 2017.

For example, if your public liability insurance premium is £1000 it will now be £1120.

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