The stats: Q3 - Feeling the squeeze as commercial continues to climb

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Recent figures for Q3 from Acturis show policyholders remain under intense pressure as premiums rise across all business classes, reports Rachel Gordon

Commercial premiums were 4.7% larger in quarter three compared to the same period of 2021, according to the Acturis Commercial Lines Index, which has seen the biggest year-on-year upwards movement since it began surveying the sector in 2010.

The figures across all classes show a 0.7% increase in the growth rate compared to the previous quarter when it stood at 4%. This time last year the percentage growth in average premium was 3.9%. 

However, as Acturis itself points out, while this continues

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