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Periodical Payments Orders and personal injury compensation explained »
In the wake of the recent hike in the Discount Rate for lump sum payments, this half hour continuing professional development video looks at the related issue of Periodical Payments Orders, current take-up and how they operate. PPOs are compensation awards in personal injury claims which, in addition to providing a lump sum for damages for pain and suffering and for past financial loss, provide regular index linked payments for some or all of the future financial loss.
Insurance law & regulation subject gateway »
This subject gateway aims to supply links to some of the resources on insurance law and regulation increasingly available to members via Knowledge Services. It is not intended to be exhaustive, but highlights popular content and recent additions.
Spring budget 2017 summary »
This summary has been prepared very rapidly by Taxbriefs and is for general information only. It is recommended to seek competent professional advice before taking or refraining from taking action on the basis of the contents of this publication. The guide represents the authors understanding of the law and HM Revenue & Customs practice as at 9th March 2017, which are subject to change.
A fall in the personal injury Discount Rate: implications »
On 27 February, the Lord Chancellor announced that the discount (or 'Ogden') rate used to calculate personal injury claims has been reduced from 2.5% to -0.75%.
Risk identification »
This fact file was last updated by CII in-house editors in February 2017. Risk management has become widely established as good practice. Its objective is to reduce all risks to a level that has been formally confirmed as being acceptable. Risk identification is one of the first steps in the risk management process and involves understanding what threats exist and how they may make it more difficult to achieve stated objectives, or even prevent them from being achieved altogether. This fact file describes some of the risk categories, sources of information about risks and the techniques used to identify them. It also considers how a business can determine its appetite and tolerance for risks.
The General Data Protection Regulations 2018 explained »
This half hour Faculty video focuses on the General Data Protection Regulations which come into force on 25 May 2018. This essential video covers the current DPA legislation; the changes that will be made by the GDPR; how these changes will impact insurers; and the key steps that insurers should be taking to prepare for GDPR.  
Business Interruption Insurance explained »
In this half hour Claims Faculty video we look in depth at Business Interruption Insurance including the many issues related to policy wordings. The video is presented by Damian Glynn, co-author of the book BI Policy Wordings Challenges highlighted by claims experience, which was a joint CII, Insurance Institute of London and Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters publication.  
Legal developments in claims February 2017 »
The latest update on legal developments in claims produced for the Claims Faculty by the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (Foil).
Recent developments in general insurance underwriting »
This Fact File was last updated by Massimo Vascotto in December 2016.
Household insurance in the UK »
The text available here is an extract of the report "Household insurance in the UK, key trends and opportunities to 2020. ©Timetric. January 2017". The full report is available to view from the Library in London. It provides an overview of the household insurance industry in the UK, with supporting statistics: 
InsurTech start-up landscape »
The text available here is an extract of Timetric's Insight report "InsurTech start-up landscape. November 2016" ©Timetric. The full report is available to view from the Library in London.
CII calls for Brexit transitional arrangements as economic confidence plummets across profession »
Economic confidence across the insurance profession falls to its lowest level since 2011 Nearly half (48%) of those working in insurance expect the economy to deteriorate in 2017 92% of those in the Lloyd's market believe securing EU passporting rights should be a top priority in Brexit negotiations The CII calls on Theresa May to make early commitment to transition arrangements post-Brexit 
CII member economic outlook and Brexit survey results »
This edition of the CII Member Survey indicates a significant fall in confidence for 2017 among CII members, across all three key indicators measuring economic, business and employment prospects. Following growth in all indices, the yearly change in 2016 is the greatest one-year fall for each index since records began in 2011.
New Generation group produce best practice guidance for dealing with vulnerable customers »
Vulnerable customers require special consideration from the insurance profession, according to a new report from the Chartered Insurance Institute's Underwriting Faculty New Generation Group. The report, Customer Vulnerability - How well is insurance responding? is the culmination of 18 months of research by a group of five rising stars from across the profession.
CII/PFS Statement: FCA Consultation Paper - Reviewing the funding of the FSCS »
Responding to the release of the FCA's Consultation Paper:  Reviewing the funding of the FSCS, Keith Richards, Managing Director (Engagement) at the Chartered Insurance Institute and Chief Executive of the Personal Finance Society, has welcomed the opportunity for stakeholders to provide feedback on potential reforms to both the FSCS levy and the cost of professional indemnity insurance, and the suggestion that the burden of FSCS funding will be shifted to higher risk segments of the sector.

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