Total figures for Gross Written Premiums submitted by UK life insurance firms in 2016, 2017 and 2018

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Date: 18 September 2019


The table below provides total figures for 2016, 2017 and 2018 for the UK life market.  The data has been extracted from the Solvency II Regulatory Returns submitted by all UK solo firms, and are reflective of the firms’ financial year-end value at the point it has been reported within the respective years.  Please note that the vast majority of these firms have a standard financial year-end (i.e. 31 December), however, a small number of firms have non-standard year-end dates. Those figures are also included in the table.  

  2016 (£ millions) 2017 (£ millions) 2018 (£ millions)
Net earned premiums
142,487 196,500 207,494
Net claims incurred 140,664 240,099 274,018
Total expenses 13,567 12,076 12,904