Blogs

  • Five issues to consider from General Election 2017

    09/06/2017

    So this was the gamble which ultimately did not pay off for Theresa May. For the third time in three years, a UK national vote defied expectations and threw the political establishment up in the air. While many of the uncertainties created by last night's vote will take a while to resolve, here are five issues to consider...

  • Talking Brexit at BIBA

    12/05/2017

    I’m back at my desk after another busy BIBA conference where it was great to see so many familiar faces.

  • 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…

  • ‘Improving Lives’ through income protection

    11/11/2016

    How a society treats its disabled and sick workers is increasingly an economic as well as a social issue. So it is encouraging to see the Government start to address both with its recent Green paper…

  • Five priorities to make the best of Brexit

    30/09/2016

    Our world changed in the early hours of 24th June, just three months ago. For forty years, our world-leading insurance & long-term savings sector has taken for granted a trading relationship with continental Europe, ties that deepened significantly with the development of the single market and passporting in the 1990s.

  • Diversity of thought and background is essential for insurance industry’s success

    27/09/2016

    Today marks the start of London’s Dive In festival to promote diversity and inclusion in the insurance industry. It is a great celebration of the work our sector is doing to get better at supporting talent from all backgrounds.

  • Women in Finance Charter: Insurers are leading the charge

    12/07/2016

    HM Treasury has published a list of signatories to the Women in Finance Charter and I am pleased to see them say that the insurance and long-term savings industry is leading the charge.

  • EU and Pensions: The facts

    01/06/2016

    Membership of the EU guarantees British insurers the right to do business in 27 other countries on an equal footing. The UK gains from this arrangement, selling more in insurance and long-terms…

  • Flood Re - a personal perspective

    08/04/2016

    Huw Evans, Director General, Association of British Insurers Association of British Insurers (ABI) Director General, Huw Evans, reflects on the launch of Flood Re, a new scheme to help people living…

  • Reflections on the 2016 Budget

    18/03/2016

    Huw Evans, Director General, Association of British Insurers The Budget is the ultimate piece of domestic political theatre. The Queen's Speech may have the best pictures but its contents are always…