POST ONLINE: This week in Post: World Cup, Wimbledon, and Westminster

18th July 2018
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With the World Cup firmly in French hands and Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber crowned Wimbledon champions, it’s back to work for the insurance industry with all eyes turning to Westminster.

The government confirmed that hotly anticipated personal injury reforms will be delayed until 2020, a move broadly welcomed by both insurers and personal injury lawyers in a rare case of mutual agreement.

A parliamentary committee of MPs called on government this week to take urgent action in the wake of the Grenfell fire. A report from MPs recommended extending a proposed ban on combustible cladding and tackling conflicts of interest within the construction industry.

In other news, Post revealed that QuestGates interviewed all its staff at its Northampton office, following allegations of a cyber security breach.

We also broke the news that April UK has withdrawn from the UK health insurance market. Operating profits took a nosedive in 2016, a contributing factor to the health insurance specialist retracting its health scheme to new business.

Former Quindell director Rob Terry appeared in court this week as part of an ongoing compensation case against his former company Watchstone.

The sector also welcomed Jonathan Clark as new elected president of the Chartered Insurance Institute. He will take on the yearlong role for 2018 to 2019 from outgoing CII president and departing Lloyd’s CEO Dame Inga Beale.

Post’s Jonathan Swift spoke to Paul Anderson, co-founder of high profile and recently failed start-up Guevara. Anderson slammed incumbent insurers for being complicit in stalling true customer led-disruption.

Ecclesiastical’s Faith Kitchen told us what brokers can do as cyber, terrorism and reputation management become growing concerns for the education sector, and Crawford’s Angus Stevens writes on how hot and dry harvest conditions are bringing risk management and insurance to the fore.

Dr Maurizio Savina at RMS explains why recent European flooding means insurers and reinsurers should change the way they model losses and DWF’s Miles Hepworth, tackles claims farming.

In the C-suite we have AIG’s Mark Camillo on how the General Data Protection Regulation is driving a surge in demand in the European cyber insurance market.