Asbestos in UK Schools

By Teddy Burcke

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The alarming amount of asbestos that remains in the UK’s post-war school buildings is a problem of growing concern. Asbestos in schools poses a deadly threat to teachers, other educational employees and especially pupils. There are now a rising number of deaths related to exposure to asbestos present in school buildings, and the magnitude of the problem may not be known for many years as asbestos-related diseases often take a considerable time to manifest themselves.

Asbestos in UK Schools reviews and clarifies the relevant information about the presence of asbestos within school buildings in the United Kingdom.   The report examines the extent to which the problem is distributed throughout the country’s schools, as well as the current legislation regarding asbestos management in schools. The report addresses the issue of acceptable exposure fibre levels, and it also assesses the views of relevant government and non-government entities such as trade unions and parliamentary groups.

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Our Writers


Barbara Hadley


Asbestos: The Future Risk, Fracking: Risks & Rewards

Barbara Hadley has been a publisher and journalist since 1980 specialising in the international financial sector. She was co-owner and founder of the Reactions Publishing Group, now part of Euromoney Plc, and following that a co-director of B D Communications, a financial publishing and events company. She has written a number of specialist books and reports including a series for the Financial Times covering insurance developments in Russia and the CIS and in the Asia-Pacific region. In 2012 she started up Iskaboo Publishing Ltd based in London in the UK, which focuses on producing in-depth reports on a range of topical issues.


Tom Rennell


Asbestos: The Future Risk, Fracking: Risks & Rewards

Tom Rennell is a writer and researcher whose work has covered across a wide range of topics including the financial, political and charity sectors. He worked as part of a small team to successfully deliver the Catlin Arctic Survey 2011 project, a scientific expedition to the North Pole involving an enormous range of people from scientists to explorers, including producing regular updates on key industry and scientific developments. He has also been a regular feature writer for a number of magazines including Run Off & Restructuring. His political-related work includes building relationships with members of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords as well as NGOs, universities and local government networks.


Stephen Catlin


Risk & Reward

Stephen Catlin began working as an entry-level clerk at Lloyd’s of London in 1973 at the age of 19. In 1984 he founded a Lloyd’s of London underwriting agency that grew to become Catlin Group Limited, and he served as the company’s CEO for more than 35 years. After Catlin was acquired by XL Group Ltd, he served as executive deputy chairman of XL. Stephen has headed several major insurance trade groups and served as a member of both the Council of Lloyd’s and the Lloyd’s Franchise Board. Stephen was elected to the Insurance Hall of Fame in 2015.


Teddy Burcke


Asbestos in UK Schools

Teddy Burcke is currently studying Politics at the University of Leicester. He has a strong interest in social issues, including health and safety in schools.


Derek Austin


Fracking: Risks & Rewards

Derek Austin has been writing about business and finance, including risk and re/insurance, for over 30 years, most recently as co-editor of Run Off & Restructuring magazine. Previously he was launch editor of Insurance Technology magazine and editor of its sister title Banking Technology. Before that he was editor of Reactions magazine. He edited Asbestos: the Future Risk and was co-author and editor of Fracking: Risks and Rewards.


Dewi James


Part VII transfers: the Guide

Dewi James has been practising as an actuary in the London insurance market since 1988. He occupied senior roles within Lloyd’s, a major accounting firm, one of the largest insurance brokers and a reinsurance company before setting up JBA. Dewi has worked on several Part VII transfer schemes, acting as Independent Expert and also as an adviser. JBA is involved in both run-offs and live business, providing extensive analytical capabilities to the insurance industry, internationally – with a particular emphasis on capital modelling and reinsurance optimisation.


Nick Miles


Part VII transfers: the Guide

Nick Miles is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales. He practises as an insurance and reinsurance lawyer at the London office of Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold, where he specialises in both transactional and contentious insurance and reinsurance issues. His practice encompasses the transfer of insurance business under the Part VII regime and other exit strategies such as loss portfolio transfers, structuring captive programmes and taking security, alternative risk transfer products, and advice and representation in a wide range of reinsurance disputes. He frequently advises on UK regulatory issues arising in relation to new insurance and reinsurance products, exposure to long-tail liabilities, commutations, and insolvency issues.


Steve Goodlud


Part VII transfers: the Guide

Steve Goodlud is a director in the Restructuring Insurance Solutions team of KPMG. He is a chartered accountant and licensed insolvency practitioner. He has been involved in corporate recovery since 1989 and after eight years in general practice specialised in the insurance sector. This included an 18 month secondment to the UK insurance regulator as an insolvency expert and supervisor. Steve is managing the insolvency of English & American Insurance Company Ltd, one of the largest UK insurance insolvencies, as well as advising a number of clients on solvent schemes, insurance business transfers and management of insurance service providers.

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Asbestos in UK Schools

By Teddy Burcke


Asbestos in UK Schools reviews and clarifies the relevant information about the presence of asbestos within school buildings in the United Kingdom.   The report examines the extent to which the problem is distributed throughout the country’s schools, as well as the current legislation regarding asbestos management in schools. More…

 

 


Risk & Reward

By Stephen Catlin with James Burcke


In Risk & Reward, Stephen Catlin, the founder of Catlin Group Limited and a member of the Insurance Hall of Fame, provides an inside view of the commercial property/casualty insurance business from the perspective of a long-time insurance company CEO. Written in plain language, Risk & Reward explains how insurers and brokers operate, the true value of insurance, and how insurance products and services could be improved. More…

 


 The Iskaboo Guide to: Part VII Transfers


The updated Iskaboo Guide to Part VII Transfers is intended to provide readers with everything needed to guide companies through the entire Part VII process, from start to finish. The guide includes analysis of:

>> New regulations and processes following the establishment of the PRA and FCA;

>> The impact of Europe’s Solvency II regulations;

>> Analysis of more than 250 transfers; and

>> Policyholder objections considered in EEA courts. More…

 


Fracking: Risks & Rewards

By Barbara Hadley, Tom Rennell and Derek Austin


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Fracking: Risks & Rewards that takes a detailed look at the issues and hype surrounding the fracking industry. What does hydraulic fracturing really involve and what are the risks arising from shale gas exploitation? Are the proposed economic benefits realistic? What regulations apply to fracking activities and are they sufficiently stringent? Who is responsible and who will pay in the event of an accident? More…

 


Asbestos: The Future Risk

By Barbara Hadley and Tom Rennell


Asbestos: the future risk

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Asbestos: the Future Risk is a special report that pulls together the historical background as to how this mineral came to be so widely used; the medical view of asbestos related diseases and their treatment; the current patterns of consumption that indicate where future claims may come from; and current practice for dealing with asbestos in the built environment, exposure to which has spread asbestos-related diseases to people outside those occupations that worked directly with asbestos. More…