Fully Comp episode 4: Can London’s Square Mile bounce back after the pandemic?

Welcome to the fourth episode of Fully Comp, Insurance Post’s new regular video series tackling some of the biggest issues in insurance.

Today we ask the simple question: Can London’s Square Mile bounce back after the pandemic?

This time last year thousands upon thousands of insurance employees poured into the Square Mile every day to work - and also play. Twelve months on things are very different due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Which begs the question what impact will the coronavirus have on London’s position as a thriving global financial services centre? And what the long term social, cultural and economic impact will be if the City is shunned once the government advises us it is safe to return?

With this in mind Post content director Jonathan Swift is joined by an expert panel to discuss a host of issues such as:

  • With the Covid-19 infection rate on the rise again, has any optimism of a return to normality by Christmas been extinguished for the capital’s business owners?  
  • Do you think the bright lights of London hold the same attraction for young adults looking for employment today as they once did?
  • How hopeful are you that City employees will come back to the Square Mile in the same pre-Covid numbers once the pandemic has been suppressed?
  • What is the best case scenario for a post-Covid London?


Richard Clarkson, head of London Market Consulting, Willis Towers Watson

Tony Matharu, founder and Chairman, Blue Orchid Hotels and Integrity International Group; and one of the key players behind The Central London Alliance

Tune in next Tuesday [October 27th] for the next episode focused on automated lane keeping systems

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