Clients with business interruption (BI) insurance can now refer to a policy checker provided by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
Suitable insurance forms a vital part of business continuity planning – but how can you be sure that you are buying the right amount of cover? Here we share some top tips from ‘How to avoid underinsurance – A guide for small and medium-sized businesses’ produced by the British Insurance Brokers’ Association.
On 15 January, the Supreme Court handed down its judgment on the FCA’s business interruption test case. It remains the case that most SME business interruption (BI) policies are focused on property damage and only have basic cover for BI as a consequence of property damage, so are unlikely to pay out in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the UK’s financial conduct regulator, brought court proceedings in July 2020 to test how certain business interruption insurance policies respond to claims arising from COVID-19.