Business Insurance And The Riots – Protecting Yourself For The Future

Described as some of the worst bouts of civil disorder since the 1995 Brixton riots, the recent disturbances in England brought looting, rioting and arson to a range of businesses during the summer, forcing profits to drop and entire shops to close because of the widespread devastation they were faced with.

The happenings of August 6th saw a peaceful march turn into four days of violence from thugs looking to wreak havoc without fear from the police. On the third night alone, 93 businesses were understood to be damaged and minimum costs equated to around £100 million. Sadly, the fall-out went deeper than this, as shops, bars and accommodation providers were hit by loss in revenue due to feelings of worry and doubt over safety. […]