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Business insurance

Books, articles and guides on insuring your business.

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Online articles

The Library provides access to leading business, finance and management journals. These journals are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to suppliers' terms of use.

Rethinking insurance during pandemics

Article looks at how insurance coverage may change post-COVID and how business interruption coverage is currently being tested . Many commercial insurance policies commonly contain a clause to exclude the risks of ‘viruses, bacteria and other microbes’.

How parametric insurance can help fill the gap where traditional insurance falls short

Article looks at how parametric insurance solutions offer a means to guarantee direct payout after a qualifying event (for example a hurricane) and protects against unpredictable but potentially devastating risks in ways traditional insurance packages cannot.

Parametric insurance takes off

Article details a new form of insurance - parametric insurance - used primarily to protect businesses against weather-related losses and also other natural phenomena such as earthquakes.

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Useful links

Insurance (Business Link)
Guide to insuring your business from Business Link including an interactive tool to help you work out which forms of insurance you need. The Business Link website was replaced on 17 October 2012 but no direct equivalent to this page has been included in the new website. The archived guidance is now available through the UK Government Web Archive. Live information on business insurance is available on the NIBusinessInfo website

Association of British Insurers
The ABI, a lobbying organisation on behalf of the insurance industry, provides insurance advice for businesses and a tool to check an insurance provider is registered with the ABI.

British Insurance Brokers' Association
BIBA represents 'the interests of insurance brokers, intermediaries and their customers'. You can search for insurance brokers who are BIBA members. The website also has a website of insurance guides, including one for small businesses.

Business insurance (ByteStart.co.uk)
The insurance section of ByteStart includes a range of guides on the different types of business insurance you may need, or want to have in place for your business.

Insurance advice (newbusiness.co.uk)
Advice on business insurance from newbusiness.co.uk which provides advice and guidance for small and medium-sized businesses.

Insurance (startups.co.uk)
The insurance section of startups.co.uk provides information on different types of insurance to consider. The website provides news and information to get your small business starting.

Employers' Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969: A brief guide for employers
Guidance from the Health and Safety Executive on employers' liability insurance and who needs to have it.

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Articles and books in the Library collection

Selected articles and books

Business interruption insurance (10th edition)
Roberts, H. (Sweet & Maxwell, 2016)
This book "looks at the principles, conditions and available scope of business interruption policies in the 21st century

Credit insurance: what is it? why do you need it? what can it do for your business?
Becue, P. (Lannoo, 2013)
This book "clarifies the most important characteristics of credit insurance, focusing in p articular on the private credit insurance market and the commercial, financial and economic importance of its products. It explains credit insurance practices and terminology in an easy and accessible manner, complete with numerous practical examples."

Insurance brokers
Grice, M. (Wolters Kluwer, 2013)
This book covers "relevant regulatory, industry, audit, accounting and tax information... both wholesale and retail insurance intermediaries... It also covers the likely impact of the changes to UK GAAP and the effect of IFRS in this area."

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