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Synopsis
Timetric’s 'Governance, Risk and Compliance – The UK Insurance Industry report' is the result of extensive research into the insurance regulatory framework in UK.

It provides detailed analysis of the insurance regulations for life, property, motor, liability, personal accident and health, and marine, aviation and transit insurance. The report specifies various requirements for the establishment and operation of insurance and reinsurance companies and intermediaries.

The report brings together Timetric’s research, modeling and analysis expertise, giving insurers access to information on prevailing insurance regulations, and recent and upcoming changes in the regulatory framework, taxation and legal system in the country. The report also includes the scope of non-admitted insurance in the country.

Summary
The report provides insights into the governance, risk and compliance framework pertaining to the insurance industry in UK, including:

- An overview of the insurance regulatory framework in UK.

- The latest key changes, and changes expected in the country’s insurance regulatory framework.

- Key regulations and market practices related to different types of insurance product in the country.

- Rules and regulations pertaining to key classes of compulsory insurance, and the scope of non-admitted insurance in UK.

- Key parameters including licensing requirements, permitted foreign direct investment, minimum capital requirements, solvency and reserve requirements, and investment regulations.

- Details of the tax and legal systems in the country.

Scope
- The report covers details of the insurance regulatory framework in UK.

- The report contains details of the rules and regulations governing insurance products and insurance entities.

- The report lists and analyzes key trends and developments pertaining to the country’s insurance regulatory framework.

- The report analyzes the rules and regulations pertaining to the establishment and operation of insurance businesses in the country.

- The report provides details of taxation imposed on insurance products and insurance companies.

Reasons To Buy
- Gain insights into the insurance regulatory framework in UK.

- Track the latest regulatory changes, and expected changes impacting the UK insurance industry.

- Gain detailed information about the key regulations governing the establishment and operation of insurance entities in the country.

- Understand key regulations and market practices pertaining to various types of insurance product.

Key Highlights
- The FSA was replaced by two new regulatory bodies – PRA and FCA on April 1, 2013.

- Solvency II came into force in the UK from January 1, 2016, which introduced new risk management standards for insurers.

- The favorable FDI regime allows up to 100% foreign participation in the UK insurance industry.

- Non-admitted insurance is not allowed in the UK. However, insurance companies from other member states of the EEA are permitted to operate in the country and are exempted from authorization.

- Employer's liability and motor third-party liability insurance are the key compulsory classes of insurance.


Table Of Contents

Governance, Risk and Compliance - The UK Insurance Industry
Table of Contents
1 Introduction
1.1 What is this Report About?
1.2 Definitions
2 Governance, Risk and Compliance
2.1 Legislation Overview and Historical Evolution
2.2 Latest Regulatory Changes
2.3 Legislation and Market Practice by Type of Insurance
2.3.1 Life insurance
2.3.2 Property insurance
2.3.3 Motor insurance
2.3.4 Liability insurance
2.3.5 Marine, aviation and transit insurance
2.3.6 Personal accident and health insurance
2.4 Compulsory Insurance
2.4.1 Employer's liability insurance
2.4.2 Motor third-party liability insurance
2.4.3 Merchant shipping compulsory insurance
2.4.4 National Insurance Scheme
2.4.5 Professional indemnity insurance
2.4.6 Professional indemnity insurance for alternative investment fund managers
2.4.7 Air carriers and aircraft operators insurance
2.4.8 Clinical trials liability insurance
2.5 Supervision and Control
2.5.1 International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS)
2.5.2 European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority
2.5.3 Prudential Regulation Authority
2.5.4 Financial Conduct Authority
2.6 Non-Admitted Insurance Regulations
2.6.1 Overview
2.6.2 Intermediaries
2.6.3 Market practices
2.6.4 Fines and penalties
2.7 Company Registration and Operations
2.7.1 Types of insurance organization
2.7.2 Establishing a local company
2.7.3 Foreign ownership
2.7.4 Types of license
2.7.5 Capital requirements
2.7.6 Solvency margins
2.7.7 Reserve requirements
2.7.8 Investment regulations
2.7.9 Statutory return requirements
2.7.10 Fee structure
2.8 Taxation
2.8.1 Insurance premium or policy taxation
2.8.2 Withholding taxes on premium paid overseas
2.8.3 Corporate tax
2.8.4 VAT
2.8.5 Captives
2.9 Legal System
2.9.1 Introduction
2.9.2 Access to court
2.9.3 Alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
3 Appendix
3.1 Methodology
3.2 Contact Timetric
3.3 About Timetric
3.4 Timetric's Services
3.5 Disclaimer


List of Tables
Table 1: Insurance Industry Definitions
Table 2: The UK - Insurance Regulatory Framework Key Features
Table 3: The UK - Life Insurance Regulatory Framework
Table 4: The UK - Property Insurance Regulatory Framework
Table 5: The UK - Motor Insurance Regulatory Framework
Table 6: The UK - Liability Insurance Regulatory Framework
Table 7: The UK - Benefits Under National Insurance Scheme
Table 8: The UK - Minimum Cover for Aircraft Third-Party Liability per Accident per Aircraft
Table 9: The UK - Corporate Tax Rates for the Financial Year 2016
Table 10: The UK - VAT Rates in UK for Insurance Products

List of Figures
Figure 1: The UK - The Three Pillars of Solvency II
Figure 2: The UK - Insurance Supervision and Control at Various Levels
Figure 3: The UK - Insurance Regulatory Frameworks for Company Registration and Operation

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