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, The situation is: A limited company has employed

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The situation is:
A limited company has employed a part-time employee on the 1st of February. However it did not have Employers liability insurance. If this company will purchase the insurance tomorrow, will it still be a subject to daily fine of £2,500?
It is unlikely that any fine will be levied if the limited company takes the cover out ASAP and the cover is backdated to the day the part time employee commenced work.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hello UKSolicitorJA,

Could you explain what do you mean by "backdated". As the insurance company can only start the a new policy from tomorrows date.


It would be good if the insurance company could have started the policy retroactively from the date the employee started working. However, if this is not possible, then the cover should be taken out from tomorrow's date.
It is unlikely that a fine will be levied if cover is taken out before the Heath and safety authority catches up with the company.
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