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The Association of British Insurers is the voice of the UK’s world-leading insurance and long-term savings industry. A productive, inclusive and thriving sector, our industry is helping Britain thrive with a balanced and innovative economy, employing over 300,000 individuals in high-skilled lifelong careers, two-thirds of which are outside of London. 

The UK insurance industry manages investments of over £1.7 trillion, pays nearly £12bn in taxes to the Government and powers growth across the UK by enabling trade, risk-taking, investment and innovation. We are also a global success story, the largest in Europe and the fourth largest in the world.

Founded in 1985, the ABI represents over 200 member companies providing peace of mind to households and businesses across the UK, including most household names and specialist providers.

The UK insurance market:

  • helps Britain thrive in its global role, adding £29.1 billion a year to the UK economy.
  • is responsible for more than 300,000 jobs in an industry which is highly-skilled and global
  • provides peace of mind to businesses and families across the UK
  • enables exports and invests in new technologies that will secure Britain’s prosperity

Find out more about how the sector is Helping Britain Thrive here 

The ABI:

  • has over 200 member companies, including most household names and specialist providers
  • was formed in 1985 and is funded by members’ subscriptions on a not-for-profit basis
  • our members are major tax contributors, paying nearly £12 billion to the government
  • all our members agree to our compulsory codes of conduct

Find a full list of our members here 

Our role is to:

  • get the right people together to help inform public policy debates, engaging with politicians, policymakers and regulators at home and abroad.
  • be the public voice of the sector, promoting the value of its products and highlighting its importance to the wider economy
  • help encourage consumer understanding of the sector’s products and practices
  • support a competitive insurance industry, in the UK and overseas

We do not sell insurance, nor are we regulators of the sector.