Income pressure to hamper premium recovery until 2015

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The ITEM Club, which uses the HM Treasury model of the UK economy to make projections for the health of the UK financial sector, predicted that demand for non-life insurance “will continue to be affected by downward pressure on disposable incomes and rising fears of unemployment”.

A report from the group said: “The tendency to reduce or cancel non-compulsory cover when the labour market slackens, extends, ironically, to policies to protect against redundancy and other causes of sudden income

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