Riots may force retailers to take insurance in-house

High street shopping

Stuart Shepley, insurance partner at KPMG, said: "Many high street brands have suffered major losses during the riots, which have come at a time when their businesses are already under pressure.

"As a result we could see increased usage of risk management tools such as captive insurers whereby retailers establish their own ‘in-house' insurance companies for the purpose of covering their own assets. This will protect profitability for these retail businesses at the very time that it is needed and

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