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Blog: Preventing a Covid-19 cascading flood disaster

We have just come off the back of one of the worst winters for flooding in living memory. What would have happened had the Covid-19 pandemic started here three months ago? With the spread of Covid-19 accelerating, there is growing risk of a cascading…

This Month: Covid-19

On the first Friday in April it is hard to remember what the first Friday in March was truly like. To misquote: that past was a foreign country, we did things differently then.

Analysis: Where does Covid-19 leave the flood victims?

Storms Ciara and Dennis hit the UK in early February and a little over six weeks later Prime Minister Boris Johnson put the country in effective lockdown after the Covid-19 virus was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation. Stephanie Denton,…

Analysis: After the flood

Storms Ciara and Dennis hit the UK on 8 and 16 February respectively, contributing to what was the wettest February since 1862. Post looks at the impact of the storms

This week: Keep calm and carry on

This week the World Health Organisation labelled Covid-19 a pandemic as the number infected worldwide and fatalities from the disease continue to rise. As global stock markets crash sparking fears of a recession, the ripple effect has been felt across…

Hiscox profits dive 61% in 2019

Hiscox Group has reported a slump in pre-tax profits to $53.1m (£41.6m) in 2019 as catastrophe costs of $165m took their toll despite a significant rise in investment income.

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