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UK gas: utilities need to look to LNG to boost supply

Gas prices are at extremely high levels and the major UK utilities would be a lot happier if they owned a few gas fields. Since they do not they should at least consider buying gas beyond the NBP or Zeebrugge hubs. Buying on the TTF may be difficult because of pipeline constraints, so the utilities should consider buying spot LNG and bringing it into the Isle of Grain.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Dec 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK general insurance: government and courts need to get tough to cut fraud

Insurance fraud is a serious problem for the insurance industry, estimated to cost more than GBP1 billion a year in the UK. Insurers have taken a number of measures to detect fraud, but the ABI is right to press for more to be done to combat the problem. Indeed, fraudsters are arguably more likely to be deterred by government action than by measures taken in the industry.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Apr 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK general insurance: New Year's regulation

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has taken over the regulation of the general insurance sector to herald a new era of transparency and consumer protection. Over 18,000 firms have applied to be regulated, but around 4,000 - predominantly motor traders - are yet to submit their application. Though the new system should benefit consumers, the industry itself may initially struggle to adapt.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Jan 2005
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK general insurance: personal market heading for soft landing?

Published By Datamonitor
27 Apr 2006
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK general insurance: the information's in the post

Published By Datamonitor
28 Jan 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK generation: a light at the end of the tunnel for CHP

The UK's New Electricity Trading Arrangement has made CHP unprofitable, driving many generators to leave the market. Yet increasing the use of CHP would help the UK hit its carbon dioxide reduction targets. While the government may put new incentives in place to boost CHP uptake, getting rid of the disincentives it has created could also be wise.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Dec 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK generation: banks power ahead

Some of the UK's largest, and most heavily indebted, power plants are being ceded by their owners to creditor banks, which have asked electricity producer International Power (IP) [IPR] to run them. IP, already one of Britain's largest generators, will now rival British Energy and Powergen for domination in the country's power market.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
25 Jul 2003
Expert View
Expert View

UK government bank bail-out: damned if they do, damned if they don't

The UK government has announced a second wave of bail-out plans to help Britain's ailing banking sector start to lend again, only months after an initial multi-billion pound bail-out program. The first bail-out has seemingly failed to stimulate the financial markets and the economy in general, but the new plan has a greater potential to achieve its objectives.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Jan 2009
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Expert View

UK government brings bank charges back into the public eye

The UK's recently-elected coalition government has made the abolition of 'unfair' bank fees and charges one of its key policies going forward. However, it is unclear how the government intends to enforce such legislation, and while the move appears to represent a good deal for consumers, there are significant downsides for both the industry and individuals.

Published By Datamonitor
21 May 2010
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Expert View

UK government needs to grow a spine when tackling whiplash

The UK government's whiplash consultation has been welcomed by the insurance industry, but it is not enough to tackle the problem. More needs to be done to ensure that potentially fraudulent cases are dismissed before they are taken on by the courts.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Jan 2013

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