Post - 2011-09-15

Time is running out to influence VAT exemption debate

A European tax expert has issued a stark warning to insurers stating that they have just 12 months to influence the debate surrounding the EU Commission’s tax review, which could spell the end to a long-held VAT exemption.

Adjusting Academy: Here comes the new guard

Inaugural members of Post’s newly established Adjusting Academy talk to Post about the battle for loss adjusting talent and whether there really is a demographic timebomb that needs defusing.

Internal fraud: Internal affairs

Internal fraud within insurers has hit the headlines, so what 
obligations and recommendations are there to help stamp it out?

Interview – Pierre Lefèvre: A long time coming

As international division managing director for Groupama, the UK once again falls under the watchful eye of Pierre Lefèvre, after an earlier five-year stint as the country’s CEO. Almost a decade after their last interview, Lynn Rouse catches up with…

View from the top: Business as usual

In May, when I last wrote this column, all eyes were on mid-year reinsurance renewals given the pummelling that the year’s natural catastrophes had already delivered to reinsurers.

Ask the Expert

With all the recent turmoil in the markets, how is the insurance industry faring in terms of new job creation?

MGA data requests rise as Solvency II bites

Managing general agents will have to provide insurers with more detailed data to drive down the costs of implementing 
Solvency II, according to an underwriting and claims director at Towergate.

Editor's comment: The devil is in the detail

Just when consensus was building across the insurance industry that banning referral fees alone will not cure the UK civil litigation system of all its perceived ills, reduce car insurance premiums, or single-handedly wipe out personal injury claims…

Comment - Civil litigation: You’re part of the problem

When the insurance industry launches a campaign to reform our “broken civil litigation system” it predictably wheels out dodgy statistics – including that complete nonsense of a report from Frontier Economics again — and dubious ‘facts’. It conveniently…

Your say: Breaking old ground

I could have taken exception with Keith Stern giving the impression he is a pioneer in the UK provinces attracting business into the Lloyd’s market, but that would have been counterproductive.

Market moves: Bucking the trend for UK employment

With September in full swing, announcements of moves around the market are arriving thick and fast. After the dearth of recruitment news in August, disciplines across the industry spectrum appear busy luring expertise from competitors, promoting from…

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