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Brexit

Analysis

Comment: Weak UK government bad news for insurers in need of key reforms

Whether it’s the business of reforming elements of Solvency II, guaranteeing market access for UK firms selling into Europe or reforming the Ogden discount rate, a weak government will mean gridlock and uncertainty, says Callum Tanner

European insurers hold out hope on UK market access

With article 50 triggered, insurers in the UK and EEA wait with bated breath for news on what will replace passporting. Although the EU looks set to take a tough line on access to the single market for the UK, pressure is mounting on the UK government to avoid retaliation. Callum Tanner reports

Yes, no, maybe: the PRA responds to industry's Solvency II reform agenda

The UK regulator has made a point-by-point reply to the Association of British Insurers' agenda for Solvency II reforms and confirmed its priority to review the reporting requirements. Christopher Cundy reports

PRA fights back with Solvency II defence

Aviva and L&G chief executives have exaggerated the problems with Solvency II, according to PRA chief Sam Woods. Given more freedom outside the EU, the UK regulator is unlikely to make sweeping changes. Callum Tanner reports

UK insurers' legal challenge on risk margin scuppered by regulator

Legal advice commissioned by British insurers suggested that a future management action could allow firms to significantly reduce the risk margin even while the UK regulator remains bound to EU law. So far that advice has fallen on deaf ears. Callum Tanner reports

UK insurers emphasise post-Brexit opportunity

Senior management from Lloyd’s, L&G, Prudential and the ABI have presented evidence to the Treasury Select Committee. With a hard Brexit now on the horizon most firms have given up on retaining single market access and are instead focusing on the benefits of changing Solvency II. Callum Tanner reports