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Dods is holding an event, in partnership with The Chartered Insurance Institute, the Association of British Insurers, The House Magazine and ePolitix.com in Parliament.
Insurance is a vital part of everyday life protecting people and businesses against the risks they face. It provides financial compensation helping the insured, be they an individual or business, recover from losses suffered. Without insurance, actions taken for granted, such as driving a car, buying a house or starting a business, would become much more difficult.
Insurance-related issues are a regular feature in MPs' postbags. This parliamentary event will be an opportunity to explore the role of insurance and the challenges it faces.
The event is designed to:
• Understand the role of the insurance industry in the economy. For example, the insurance industry is the fourth largest corporation tax contributor to the UK's tax revenues.
• Discuss the relevance of the industry in everyday life.
• Understand how insurance works.
• Learn about the steps being taken to raise standards and improve consumer confidence in the industry.
Guests will hear from a panel of industry leaders and senior parliamentarians.
To attend the event or to receive further information, please contact Beatrice Orchard on 020 7091 7654 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speaking at the event were higher education minister Bill Rammell MP, shadow skills secretary David WillettsMP and Liberal Democrat higher education spokesman Stephen Williams MP.
Lord Hunt introduced the debate by drawing attention to the Leitch report's impact on the country's workforce and to the particular importance of attracting a skilled workforce to the insurance and financial services sectors.
Daniel Pedley, public affairs manager at the CII said: "The event was a real success thanks to the quality of debate from both the panel and the audience. We were able to see, first hand, just how high the issue of skills is on the agenda of all three major political parties. It also provided the opportunity for the CII to share what we are doing to drive up skill levels and to listen to the experience of others from a wide variety of sectors."