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FCA’s latest policy development update includes:

  • second consultation on the IDD due in July, with a policy statement on the first consultation due in September;
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“The Ministry of Justice pursued an overly ambitious and high risk strategy anyway”

The history of Government-led IT projects is hardly sparkling. Today’s report from the National Audit Office provides another example to add to the long ‘room for improvement’ column. 665 more words


Further clues about the discount rate?

Just after the election result in a blog dated 9 June I referred to “a much-changed form of political calculus” because of the hung Parliament. A… 611 more words


Does the dressed-down Queen’s Speech hide a reference to changing the discount rate?

With no coach, no robes, no Duke of Edinburgh – and no majority Government – this was a very different Queen’s Speech. Although Brexit and national security were among its critical themes in a Parliamentary session that has been extended to last for two years rather than one, three Bills directly relevant to the general insurance sector were announced. 380 more words


Removing the Tory majority was a major step forward but we need a Labour Government

Labour, led by Jeremy Corbyn defied the predictions of the pundits. In the changed situation so many things are up for grabs. The myth that electoral advance is only possible when you hug the centre (or rather, the centre as defined by the rich and powerful and those who serve them) has been destroyed. 405 more words

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Harry Potter and the Untraced Driver

The above is hardly a title to inspire fans of JK Rowling’s most famous character. However, there is a strong link to her best-selling books about the boy wizard in the recent decision on appeal in the road accident claim… 694 more words

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Many times I get asked why Sweden is one of the top countries internationally to live in and why Swedes care so much about human rights and for me the answer is always simple: it is primarily about solidarity and compassion. 780 more words