Has anyone else had clients affected by the riots ?

Our client's shop was vandalised, robbed, and trashed during Saturday's riots. Luckily it wasn't burnt down.

They have spoken to their insurers and were told that civil disturbance, riots, etc are not covered by their policy and that this is a "standard" term in all insurance.

So, the business will close, 3 employees will lose their jobs, and there will be a very large loss relief claim backdated to recover the last 3 years tax, so the taxpayer will lose out too.

Should government step in to help these businesses recover. Should the courts seize everything owned by the criminals who did the looting. Should insurers be forced to cover ALL risks, not just the ones they decide to cover.

 

  

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That is at odds with advice elsewhere

BKD |
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From the news this morning

Time for change |
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Controversial

ShirleyM |
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I've asked the client to send

Top_Cat |
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When civil disobedience occurs abroad..

memyself-eye |
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Agreed

PennyC |

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ShirleyM |
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Just an excuse

Old Greying Accountant |
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Top_Cat |
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But ...

Old Greying Accountant |
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Old Greying Accountant

Time for change |
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offenders pictures

Mouse007 |

The serious question ...

Steve Holloway |
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Criminal

Top_Cat |
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I do have kids and, I couldn't agree more

Time for change |
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Please do not write off all the young

sarah douglas |

I don't write off all children ...

Old Greying Accountant |
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It is down to the parents

sarah douglas |

Coverage

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Load of tosh!

3569787 |
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Load of tosh

sarah douglas |

PC

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Justice

Jimess |

PC?

PennyC |

Curious where this shop was located

John Stokdyk |
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Hi John 

sarah douglas |

Don't cut corners

BKD |
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Curious where this shop was

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I was being facetious..

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I agree with PennyC, to a point ...

Old Greying Accountant |
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No axe to grind

PennyC |

Not so daft OGA

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@PennyC

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Some strong and reasonable debate here

Time for change |
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I had a conversation with an

Chris Wise |

Top Cat ...

Old Greying Accountant |
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I'm still trying to think ...

Old Greying Accountant |
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"We went through years of pain under Maggie"

BKD |
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Shirley

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I think Maggie came second ...

Steve Holloway |
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Maggie

CEL |

What is it with the Poll Tax ...

Old Greying Accountant |
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NMW...

Old Greying Accountant |
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Time Out

BKD |
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Gaw blimey mate, you're darlin' 'arold

Peter Bonetti |

Insurance issues and Police liability

nekillim |

So much for excuses

Top_Cat |
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Poor and deprived?

PennyC |

Returning to the original question ....

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Penny & Steve

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