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CII Library | Article | Published 01-11-2012
A deal to replace the Statement of Principles should be in place by now, but the industry and ministers have failed to agree termsThousands of households could be left without cover from next July and liable to pay for flood damageThe ABI says it is in intense talks with the government, but indus...
CII Library | Article | Published 19-07-2012
This summer's flooding will be the most costly to the industry in five years, and marks a continued upward trend over the past decade. Unless a replacement to the Statement of Principles can be agreed upon, at-risk homes face a sharp rise in premiums or even being left uninsured. There is concern...
News items | 01 Sep 2005
Plans to build up to 300,000 homes in south-east England could increase flood claims by 5% nationally and by 75% in the areas where the homes are being built, according to the Association of British Insurers. The ABI warns that building homes in these areas may cause claims to jump by £55m a year...
Technical articles | 01 Dec 2007
The floods in summer 2007 have once again raised the issue of how society should deal with flooding risks. The insurance industry in the UK no longer offers cheap insurance cover on new houses in flood hazard areas. For many years this had enabled people to get mortgages and encouraged spec...
Technical articles | 26 Feb 2014
One seemingly universal human trait is that of appealing to a higher authority. When an issue arises, we (as a species) tend to react as follows: we try to solve the problem using our own knowledge. If that doesn't work, we try to employ someone with more specific knowledge. If that fails, ...
News items | 06 Nov 2013
In September, the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its Fifth Assessment Report giving the clearest evidence yet of human-induced climate change. This briefing summarises this report and offers some implications.
News items | 01 Jul 2011
A report from the CII Claims Faculty's New Generation Claims Group 2010-11 on how Twitter, Facebook and other social networking tools can be used at the time of a surge event for the benefit of customers and the insurance profession.
Technical articles | 27 Jun 2011
This Factsheet has been produced by the Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA), the UK's largest and leading trade association representing electrical, electronic, installation engineering and building services companies. Its purpose is to highlight how electrical installations can be da...
Lectures | 01 Nov 2010
The reality of flood defence in the UK. Lecture delivered by Prof. Tom Coulthard (University of Hull) on 24 November 2010.
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