Ralph Savage

MPs call time on whiplash claims

31 July 2013 // 2 Comments

“The Government has claimed that the UK is the ‘whiplash capital of the world’, but without reliable data on road accidents we cannot say whether that statement is true or not,” added Louise Ellman MP, chair of the House of Commons Transport Select Committee. [...]

Could the police outsource to insurers?

12 March 2012 // 0 Comments

THE HEAD OF one of the UK's largest police forces has invited insurers to help and invest in combating fraud and other criminal activity. In a speech to the Insurance Institute of Manchester, Peter Fahy, chief constable of Greater Manchester Police indicated his support for the idea of law enforcement working more closely with the private sector and 'outsourcing' certain services. "We've got to save £138m from our budget," said Mr Fahy. "We are saving insurance industry money [through our investigations of crash for cash, fraud etc] is there no way we can't work together more?" [...]

Conference liveblogging; create drama and collect followers

9 November 2010 // 0 Comments

The essential truth about conferences is that unless you are watching them live, they will pass you by. The liveblogging approach gives readers a sense of what's being said without any of the preamble of video, nor the long winded prose of a full blown article. Event organisers can maximise their content without giving away the crown jewels, and with the appropriate #hashtags, you'll get retweets and replies that build the conversation around the conference brand. [...]