Storm Damage

I know I’m getting old but hearing kids talk about the ‘backyard’, ‘gas stations’ and other Americanisms is annoying and one reason I haven’t taken to following the Americans in naming storms. …To be named, a storm affecting the British Isles must have the...

Underinsurance is a big risk

A common complaint about Brexit dominating the political agenda is that other priorities such as long-term care, housing, transport etc are being side-lined. There is a comparison in the insurance world where technology issues such as cyber risks, the use of...

Can Boris help our industry?

I had hoped I could write about some sort of link between Boris and insurance... …but other than his announcement of his intention to run for the leadership at the British Insurance Brokers Association conference and that some of his antics such as the zipwire...

Cyber Breaches: The price to pay

Despite the constant reports of cyber breaches, the risk seems to be generally accepted as part and parcel of using the internet and smart phones; in much the same way that motor accidents are an accepted price for the convenience of road transport. We just hope they...

Major fires bring big questions

Few fires shock the world... …Everyone knows about the Great Fire of London and depending on your age it may be that the Hindenburg airship disaster or Bradford Stadium fire is a vivid memory. Grenfell will certainly be remembered because of the huge loss of...

Fire test rules back in spotlight

Few fires shock the world.... Everyone knows about the Great Fire of London and depending on your age it may be that the Hindenburg airship disaster (one for my Mum) or Bradford Stadium fire is a vivid memory. Grenfell will certainly be remembered because of the huge...