Post - 2011-09-29

Atmospheric tanks: The big bang theory

The UK has recently seen a number of 
explosions involving atmospheric tanks, 
with major incidents at Buncefield and 
Pembroke. What caused the explosions 
and how can the risks be reduced?

Top 100 UK insurers supplement: Steadying the ship

After a tough 2009, the top insurers have managed to maintain GWP levels in 2010 but snapping at their heels are a few new entrants doing their best to prove there is still money to be made in general insurance.

North of the border: UK-wide outbreak of common sense?

After reviewing the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, Lord Young made the point that, despite significant progress and the undoubted success of the Act, the standing of health and safety in the eyes of the public has never been lower. There is a growing…

Rehabilitation First Awards 2011

Guests were welcomed to the Rehabilitation First Awards 2011 in the stylish surroundings of Le Meridien Piccadilly’s Oak Room by chair of the judging panel and editor of Post Lynn Rouse, who called on the industry to capitalise on the opportunity to…

Looking back - 1991: Hitting the hot hatches

On 26 September 1991, Post reported a tale familiar to today’s law-abiding general public: soaring motor insurance premiums. Current year-on-year rises cited are in the region of 30% to 40%, but the figures from 20 years ago suggested hikes of up to 74%…

Market moves: Getting ready for the fourth quarter

Lloyd’s players were the most active recruiters this week as the insurance industry looks forward to the fourth quarter. A number of underwriters in the London Market made appointments, with a view to strengthening their teams. Moves among insurers…

Editor's comment: Out of our hands?

With the bullish comments made by even the most cat-exposed insurers still echoing in our ears, declaring the global insurance market resilient in the face of one of the costliest years ever, the storm clouds are now gathering on multiple fronts from…

Neave rebuts IFB ‘revolving door’ claims

Insurance Fraud Bureau chairman David Neave insists there is no “revolving door” problem at the industry anti-fraud co-ordinator, after Glen Marr announced he was stepping down from the director role after just over a year.

Your say: The real postcode lottery

Jack Straw’s Bill has not been particularly well thought out, specifically the point relating to postcode rating. In my view there are two very good reasons why this part of the bill should be changed.

Penny Black's insurance week

Penny was very close to whipping out her cheque book at the sight of the all the diamond jewellery up for auction at Sterling Insurance’s open day.

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