Lead theft pressing concern for church buildings

Congregational & General Insurance, who has seen claims related to church lead theft rise 86% in the past year alone, has launched the dedicated campaign in consultation with Crimestoppers, to ensure churches across the UK are doing all they can to protect against this growing threat.

With lead prices rising sharply due to fierce demand from emerging economies such as China, the insurer said it had witnessed some claims approaching £100,000, as churches often found themselves the victims of