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The Insurance ‘Win-Win’: Assessing The Benefits of Water Leak Detection

The latest figures issued by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) outline that ‘escape of water’-focused insurance claims pertaining to commercial and domestic property are costing insurers no less than £2.5 million every day. Across a four-year period, this...
Posted On 12 Jun 2019
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NFCC calls for sprinkler systems to be fitted in all new and refurbished schools

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has again urged the Government to fit sprinklers in all new schools and those undergoing refurbishment. This call forms part of the NFCC’s response to a call for evidence on the ‘Technical Review of Building Bulletin 100: Design for Fire...
Posted On 11 Jun 2019
James Dalton
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Association of British Insurers steps up call for access to ICO’s cyber breach data

While addressing a room full of Government officials, peers and industry leaders alongside Baroness Neville-Jones (former chair of the Joint Intelligence Committee), James Dalton, the director of general insurance policy at the Association of British Insurers (ABI), has stepped...
Posted On 30 May 2019
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Sprinkler Systems in Schools: It’s Time for Investment

Of the 673 new schools built and opened under the Government’s flagship school programme, only 105 were fitted with sprinklers, writes Iain Cox. With hundreds of schools in the UK having a fire each year, this alarming statistic once again only emphasises that money spent on...
Posted On 29 May 2019
Policing Minister Nick Hurd
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Policing Minister Nick Hurd chairs Government’s new vehicle crime Task Force

Policing Minister Nick Hurd has chaired the first meeting of a Task Force whose members aimed to tackle vehicle theft. The new Task Force replicates the successful model used to reduce moped-related crime in London, which fell by a third in the period from January to October last...
Posted On 15 Jan 2019
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IFED secures 239 years’ jail time for fraudsters as specialist unit turns seven

The City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED), which has now secured 239 years in custodial sentences, is celebrating its seven-year anniversary this month. Since its inception back in 2012, the IFED has convicted 433 insurance fraudsters leading to...
Posted On 10 Jan 2019
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Association of British Insurers reveals true extent of insurance fraud in UK plc

The Association of British Insurers’ (ABI) most comprehensive analysis yet of insurance fraud highlights that a fraud of this nature is now detected in the UK every minute. For the first time, the ABI’s annual detected fraud figures include data on application fraud, where...
Posted On 23 Aug 2018
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City of London Police’s IFED targets ‘opportunistic’ insurance fraudsters in nationwide crackdown

A man who claimed he had suffered an injury at a shop, but was recorded on CCTV deliberately falling to the floor and pulling boxes on top of himself was among those targeted by the City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED) in a nationwide operation...
Posted On 25 May 2018
DCI Andrew Fyfe
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City of London Police’s IFED selects new leader to head fight against insurance fraudsters

Detective Chief Inspector (DCI) Andrew Fyfe has been appointed as the new head of the City of London’s Police’s dedicated Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED). DCI Fyfe brings with him 26 years of experience as a police officer, most recently within the National Fraud...
Posted On 21 Nov 2017
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“Compulsory sprinkler systems needed for warehouses” asserts Association of British Insurers

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) is calling for sprinklers to be made a legal requirement in all new warehouses over 2,000 m2 in area as average payouts for commercial fires break the £25,000 barrier for the first time. Guidance from the Department for Communities and...
Posted On 28 Jul 2016
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