Gross written premiums submitted by UK insurance firms as at their 2016 year end

We publish details of a selection of requests made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, and the information we disclose in response.

Subject/Request Details: (a) Premiums written gross for certain lines of insurance business within the NS 07 firms (Business model analysis non-life; Insurance business) of the National Specific Template for UK Insurance and (b) the overall splits of premiums written  gross across different types of distribution channels.

Date: 23 November 2017 

Disclosure:

(a) The table below sets out the gross written premium for the following insurance types.  The figures are aggregated over all UK insurance firms that submitted the NS 07 template as at their 2016 year end reporting date:

Insurance category  Line of Business  Total Premium written gross £ 
   Medical Expense Insurance   5,343,404,294
   Income Protection Insurance
 1,438,609,694
Motor
 Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance and Other Motor Insurance – personal lines
 8,005,691,829
Motor
 Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance and Other Motor Insurance – non personal lines
 4,286,920,208
Property  Fire and other damage to property insurance – personal lines
 7,409,149,392
Property  Fire and other damage to property insurance – non personal lines
 11,823,497,779
General Liability
 Employers Liability
 1,244,193,585
General Liability
 Professional Indemnity
 4,803,384,459
General Liability
 Public and Products Liability  3,339,873,827
General Liability
 Other General Liability  3,947,854,203
   Credit and Suretyship Insurance
 1,523,228,055
   Legal Expenses Insurance
 499,393,641
   Miscellaneous Financial Loss

 2,554,743,613

(b) The table below sets out how the premiums are split across different types of distribution channels:

Line of Business  Distribution Channel  Gross Written Premium £ 
Income Protection  Direct Distribution  273,613,921
 Broker / Intermediary  883,492,097
 Price Comparison Website  396,516
 Other  26,351,252 
 Motor Vehicle Liability – personal  Direct Distribution  2,908,137,226
 Broker / Intermediary  2,823,686.292
 Price Comparison Website  1,371,252,124
 Other  15,902,549
 Fire and damage to property – personal  Direct Distribution  1,619,899,890
 Broker / Intermediary  4,882,606,836
 Price Comparison Website  175,958,646
 Other  3,410,547

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