Insurers branded slow and insensitive over riot claims


According to the BBC, Tottenham MP David Lammy and Sir William Castell, chairman of The High Street Fund, a charity set up to provide emergency funding for small businesses struggling in the aftermath of the riots, criticised the insurance industry at a London Assembly committee.

Mr Lammy described insurers’ behaviour as “woeful” and said there had been a lack of sensitivity towards people for whom English was a second language.

Sir William said: “These traders were suffering anything from

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