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Changes to Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) - 2017

Posted on: 18 April 2017

From 1 June 2017, the standard rate of IPT charged will increase from 10.0% to 12.0%, as announced in the 2016 Autumn Budget.

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Government releases outcome of whiplash claims consultation

Posted on: 10 March 2017

The Ministry of Justice has recently published its response to the whiplash claims consultation

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Up in the clouds – the potential of cloud technology to transform the motor insurance landscape

Posted on: 08 March 2017

Collecting real-time data on a driver and using it to gain insight into an individual’s driving behaviour is nothing new, but cloud computing is introducing new opportunities for insurers and fleet managers.

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The Ogden discount rate has been reduced

Posted on: 02 March 2017

We explain what this change, taking effect from 20 March 2017, means and the impact that it will have on the industry, Allianz, and our customers.

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BIBA Brokers' review of Case Law

Posted on: 16 February 2017

In the midst of the monumental changes of 2016, our latest BIBA review helps you to keep abreast of the key judicial developments impacting the insurance market.

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Rise of the Drones (AGCS)

Posted on: 14 February 2017

As usage of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) - a.k.a drones - rises, this report looks into what is influencing their growing popularity and potential problems on the horizon.

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Government unveils plans to crackdown on whiplash claims

Posted on: 10 February 2017

In November last year the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) launched a consultation on proposals, which would reduce the number of whiplash claims currently plaguing the industry 

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Falls through fragile surfaces

Posted on: 07 February 2017

Injuries and deaths due to unsafe working conditions and practices on roofs and other fragile surfaces are persistently present in statistics relating to falls from height.

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Allianz Coffee Guide to solar engineering

Posted on: 06 February 2017

Could solar geoengineering - also known as Solar Radiation Management (SRM) - be a real option for combatting some of the effects of climate change? We consider this in our latest coffee guide.

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Turning the light on ADAS

Posted on: 26 January 2017

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) provide greater safety for drivers and wider road users by monitoring the environment around the vehicle.

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