Blog articles

  • General Election 2017 - opportunity or obstacle?

    25/04/2017

    To listen to some of the pessimism expressed within our industry since Theresa May's election announcement, you could be forgiven for believing the snap poll on June 8th is a hammer blow to our…

  • Collaboration is the key to delivering the dashboard

    13/04/2017

    By Jonathon Puttick, ABI Project and Policy Officer

  • A new Riot Compensation Act for the modern world

    06/04/2017

    Today marks the culmination of more years of work than I initially expected, to help develop legislation that I never want to see used. But today’s commencement of the Riot Compensation Actmarks a seminal moment in how we compensate for the rarely occurring, but devastating when they do, acts of rioting in the UK.

  • The double-edged sword of technology

    29/03/2017

    “Our technological powers increase, but the side effects and potential hazards also escalate.” This quote from Alvin Toffler, the American futurist and writer, rings true if you consider how…

  • Sam’s PRAsserie

    29/03/2017

    This week Sam Woods referred to Solvency II indigestion, and suggested that some tweaks and amendments were needed by way of digestif. Now this is language that the ABI understands (and yes, we have…

  • The many forms of financial resilience and how insurers can help

    24/03/2017

    This week's ABI event focused on how income protection can improve lives, and it was encouraging to see so many gathered for this important and constructive conversation.  This time, we focused…

  • Budgeting for uncertainty

    22/03/2017

    The Chancellor opened the ‘last’ Spring Budget statement by recalling it was not the first time it had been labelled thus, and that the precedent was not hopeful – as if he anticipated the calls for…

  • From ‘crazy’ to constructive – sorting out the Discount Rate mess James Dalton

    16/03/2017

    This post first appeared in the Insurance Post online on Monday 13th March. I am living the discount rate at the moment. I have lost count of the number of meetings I have attended, legal opinions I…

  • Catch up with...Ben Howarth

    14/03/2017

    In the latest installment of our ABI Career's blog series, Senior Policy Adviser, Motor & Liability Ben Howarth talks about his own experience of working at the ABI and the skills he's developed…

  • Parents in the workplace: Finally, time to relax...just in time for sunrise

    07/03/2017

    With women in the workplace being the theme for this year’s International Women’s Day, we hear from the ABI’s Abigail Cartledge on how best to support parents returning to work. Having worked at the…