Insurance

Local government and the challenges faced when obtaining insurance

11/11/2020

Agnieszka Gajli highlights the growing need for public sector insurance, and offers expert advice for managing procurement during challenging market conditions.

70,000 homes ‘at risk’ of having no flood insurance

21/02/2020

A think tank has warned that there are around 70,000 homes that are at risk of having no flood insurance because they are built in high-risk flooding zones.

Crawley council joins ‘money-saving’ insurance mutual

21/01/2019

Crawley Borough Council has become a founding member of the local government insurance mutual, which it argues will help reduce the authority’s ‘forecasted budget gap’.

Pothole ‘epidemic’ costing drivers and insurers £1m per month

11/05/2018

Pothole-related car insurance claims have risen by 171% in the first four months of 2018, new research has revealed today.

MMC: Knowing the risks

12/03/2018

Allison Whittington warns that local authorities should be aware of the risks associated with using modern methods of construction.

Terrorism insurance increases more than 300% in one year

04/01/2018

The value of public sector awards and frameworks for insurance services that included terrorism cover increased by over 300% in one year, new research reveals.

Tax increases on insurance exposing public sector to ‘higher risk’, insurer warns

21/11/2017

Increases in the tax on insurance policies is leaving public sector and voluntary organisations exposed to higher risk, a leading insurer has warned.

New mutual to reduce insurance costs for councils

20/07/2017

Council chiefs are exploring options to set up a local government mutual to reduce the amount councils spend on insurance every year.

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Sharpening the commercial edge

The case for well-managed council commercial activity is one that needs to be defended if we want a mature and sustainable local state, argues Jonathan Werran.
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