In a worst-case scenario, up to one-fifth of UK employees may be absent from work during the coronavirus outbreak. This would have significant economic impacts in the UK. This briefing provides information on the various sources of support for businesses affected. It also details some international comparisons.…Read more
Covid-19 (coronavirus) and responses to it have created new challenges for customers and insurers alike. Responses from governments and insurers continue to emerge and to be updated. …Read more
The so-called level playing field – rules on competition, state aid, taxation, labour and environmental standards, and climate change – are one of the main causes of disagreement between the UK and EU in the negotiations on their future relationship. This paper explains the commitments that both parties are proposing in these areas in order to come to a deal.…Read more
The UK and EU begin negotiations over their future relationship this week. This paper outlines the UK and EU’s objectives, the main issues of contention and the process being followed in the negotiations …Read more
This briefing introduces the idea of ‘cryptocurrencies’ — what they are, how they work, the benefits and challenges they offer, and how regulators have reacted to them.…Read more
The Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies (Environmentally Sustainable Investment) Bill 2019-20 was introduced by Anna McMorrin MP following the Private Members’ Bills Ballot on 9 January 2020. First reading took place on 5 February 2020 and the Bill’s second reading is due on 27 March 2020.…Read more
The National Security and Investment Bill 2019-20 was announced in the Queen’s Speech on 19 December 2019.
No date is yet available for second reading …Read more
The Financial Services Bill 2019-20 was announced in the Queen’s Speech on 19 December 2019. No date is yet available for second reading.…Read more
How Flood Re helps to manage an affordable market for flood insurance for most householders…Read more
Answers to the most common enquiries about insurance services…Read more
The UK and EU agreed a revised Political Declaration on the framework for the future UK-EU relationship on 17 October. This Briefing provides an outline of the contents of the Declaration and the key changes in the revised text …Read more
What does Brexit mean for financial services? This briefing reviews progress and possibilities – from the 2018 Political Declaration to preparations for Brexit with no deal.
A debate on a Motion on Mortgage Prisoners and Vulture Funds has been scheduled for Thursday 6 June 2019. The debate has been initiated by Charlie Elphicke MP…Read more
This briefing looks at the failure of London Capital & Finance Plc (LCF) and the consequences for those who invested in the firm’s ‘mini-bonds’.…Read more