Deadline to report riot damage claims extended to 42 days

It has just been announced in the House of Commons that the government is to extend the deadline for reporting riot  to police authorities to 42 days. This is good news for UK insurers and a clear  sign  that the authorities expect to pick up a substantial part of the bill from the days of unrest under the Riot (Damage) Act.

It should be noted that claims for business interruption are unlikely to fall within the remit of the Riot (Damage) Act.

If you need further help or advice regarding losses caused by these disgraceful events, contact our team on 0118 9165480.

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Author: Tony Gibbs | August 11th, 2011

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