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David Worsfold

Worsfold Media Service

David has been writing about the insurance industry for over 30 years. As well as editing a range of leading insurance titles - including Post Magazine, Reinsurance and Insurance Age - David wrote for The Guardian for several years and has contributed to most major national newspapers. He has frequently appeared on radio and television as a commentator on insurance issues.

Among his many achievements, David launched the British Insurance Awards, the Rehabilitation First Awards and the Cover Magazine Protection Awards. In 1990 he established the All Party Parliamentary Group on Insurance & Financial Services which has played an influential role in improving communication between the insurance and retail financial services sector and Parliament.

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Articles by David Worsfold

Intelligence: China - Implications of uncertainty

There would be serious consequences for the insurance market if escalation of tensions between the major western democracies and China arose. David Worsfold asks, therefore, why insurance companies are burying their heads in the sand about the issue…

Intelligence: Reforms under the microscope

In its pre-budget statement the Association of British Insurers called on the government to reform the financial services regulation inherited from the European Union and unlock nearly £1trn over 15 years that could be invested in the UK’s transition to…

Intelligence: Product recall and labelling laws

Natasha’s Law has opened up a fresh range of risks for food businesses, while Brexit and Covid-19 have impacted product recall in other areas and ways. Post looks at what insurance cover is available for firms and what triggers they respond to

Intelligence: EU Trading - Doing business in Europe

With no post-Brexit equivalence or passporting regime available to UK brokers, they have had to explore other avenues to continue to trade across the European Union. David Worsfold explores the options open to intermediaries and the benefits they can…

Intelligence: State insurance - The last resort

The global pandemic of 2020 saw insurers stepping back from coverage in some areas of the market and led to calls of a Pandemic Re backed by the government. Post asks if the government can and should step into the void as the insurer of last resort

Intelligence: Hard market times are here

For the first time in a generation a hard market is truly here to stay. As many start to learn what this really means, Post takes a look at the impact on the market and how risk management might make the difference when it comes to coverage.

Future Focus 2030: The eco-system revolution

As part of a monthly series, Post looks into the future at how the insurance industry might change, focusing on a specific issue. For this instalment David Worsfold looks into the evolution of insurance eco-systems

Analysis: What next for arson?

The Arson Prevention Forum, an organisation designed to bring together relevant parties to share ideas, good practice and trends on the fight against arson, has hit pause on holding meetings. Post investigates why and what next where it comes to tackling…

180 years of Post: Tackling arson

Arson has been with us almost since the day humankind discovered fire. It has blighted every society and great civilisations have their own chapters entirely devoted to spectacular acts of arson – just think of the deranged Emperor Nero fiddling while…

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