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Q&A: Stephen Smout, McLarens

Stephen Smout, head of McLarens’ UK and Ireland agriculture practice, discusses the regulatory and technological factors that have brought British farming to a crossroads, and the role the insurance sector could play supporting farmers going forwards.

Insurer results directory 2020

Updated: Post tracks the 2020 insurer results season including gross written premium and combined operating ratio - detailing the impact of UK business interruption, weather, motor, home, non-business interruption Covid-19 claims, as well as mergers and…

Lockdown reins in 'Beast from the East Two' claims hit

At the beginning of February, national headlines warned of a ‘Beast from the East Two’ as snowy blizzards, heavy rain and gale-force winds were forecast to batter large parts of the country. But a repeat of the hefty claims dent left by its 2018 namesake…

Blog: When the wind blows

October can be one of the worst months for hurricanes in the US. While Atlantic hurricanes tend to become tropical storms by the time they reach the Irish or British coasts, the increase in ocean temperatures means there may be more chance of hurricanes…

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