Navigating Brexit: a call for clarity

Brexit promises to continue to disrupt the business environment as the New Year unfolds. While a deal in November on the completion of the first phase in Brexit negotiations represented an important domestic political victory, since then, the ongoing ambiguity over the future UK/EU relationship means that insurers across the sector have been forced to plan for the ‘worst case’.

In a political context, uncertainty remains the central theme for the insurance sector. With little meaningful clarity on the likely tenets of a Brexit transitional arrangement, many insurers are executing contingency plans to mitigate the risks of unenforceable contracts following the UK’s exit from the EU.

To this end, finding a solution to contract continuity is likely to remain a focus between City regulators and their political masters.

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Related item: Brexit - EU Referendum Act 2015