The CBI has argued that proposals to enable group actions against companies will damage business in the UK. Responding to the launch of a Department for Business, Innovation and Skills consultation on private actions in competition […]
Global broking group Marsh said its affordable flood insurance plan has “critical mass”, despite pessimism from one commentator today.
Marsh and its sister company Guy Carpenter announced ‘Project Noah’ which they claim can secure affordable flood insurance for at risk properties in the UK, only to have the idea chastised following a tweet from an Insurance Edge reader.
If the six-point plan designed to to tackle rising motor insurance premiums outlined by Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday proves anything, it’s that lobbying this coalition just got tougher.
Before the meeting Downing Street had already made its intentions abundantly clear, by cold shouldering any representatives of the claimant personal injury market and briefing the national, trade and broadcast media that it would be the insurance industry itself who would be trusted to decide what changes are necessary in order to pass on savings to consumers. […]
FOR THOSE RUNNING brokers and insurance companies in the UK non-life market, 2012 promises to be a challenging year with reputation topping my list of worries for the industry.
Issues ranging from closure of a £500m tax loophole to how major property exposures can be managed once a decades-old pact to insure buildings at risk of flooding comes to an end; these and more will all vie for directors’ attention alongside the day to day running of businesses typically located at the grudge purchase end of the high street.
With concerns both legislative and market-driven requiring considerable thought, here’s my top five insurance industry headscratchers. […]
Around 2.30pm yesterday, my Legal Tweets twitter list gurgled into life with claims that the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill, had been delayed. I also had a stream following the #LASPO hashtag and […]
It took the insurance trade media a couple of weeks to notice that the Discount Rate was officially under review but this certainly got the defendant lobby talking amongst themselves with the actuaries pulling out their calculators first off. […]
Neil Rose’s latest column in the Guardian illustrates the difficulty facing policymakers in curtailing the negative consequences of a system that is unpopular with the public while simultaneously being one of the only ways to fulfill our basic right of access to justice. […]