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Summer Session programme for the All Party Insurance Group


The programme for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Insurance & Financial Services for the summer session of Parliament which started today is almost finalised.

These meetings are open to members of the public to attend. You are advised to arrive early in case there are queues to get access to Parliament and to check this site in case of any last minute changes or cancellations.

Tuesday 14 May
4:30 – 6:00pm
Committee Room 20, House of Commons

The cost of personal injury claims on the UK economy
A look at how corporates currently manage the cost of this burden in terms of both insurance premiums and self-insurance costs
Confirmed speakers
Tracy Head – Kennedys
Jon Drummond – First Group
David Fisher – Axa
Glen Eastwood – Esure
Ken Walker – Hastings


Tuesday 21 May
4:30 – 6:00pm
Committee Room 20, House of Commons
Topic and speakers to be confirmed but provsionsally: The future of flood insurance


Tuesday 11 June
4:30 – 6:00pm
Committee Room 20, House of Commons
The role of home equity in retirement planning
It has been estimated that homeowners aged 65 or over own nearly £750bn in un-mortgaged property. Housing equity is being viewed by policy-makers as a means of achieving a variety of outcomes: paying for social care; reducing public expenditure; helping the children of homeowners buy their own homes and increasing pensioners’ income. But is there a need for clarity about what is expected of this asset class and an honest debate about where the balance lies between the individual and the state when it comes to meeting the costs of later life?
Confirmed speakers
Stephen Lowe, director of external affairs, Just Retirement
Jane Vass, head of public policy, Age UK


Tuesday 2 July
4:30 – 6:00
Committee Room 20, House of Commons
Attitudes towards financial protection
Unum and Demos discuss the findings and policy recommendations of four recently published reports looking at financial protection in the UK and the attitudes of policy makers, workers and special interest groups to financial protection and resilience.

Confirmed speakers
Peter O'Donnell, chief executive of Unum
Max Wind-Cowie, Demos


Possible additional topic depending on the avaiability of dates
Road to Reform – a proposal for whiplash reform
How reforming the current system would bring down premiums for all motorists and ensure that those who are genuinely injured and need compensation will get it quickly and effectively; while other less serious injuries may be better treated with rehabilitation.


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