A lot of people have been having problems claiming on their venue's insurance policy for loss of earnings due to compulsory closures during the pandemic. So I thought it would be useful to know which insurance companies hallshire members recommend and why?
Update: Reply from Tony, 24th September 2020.
Hi - re your query about Village Hall Insurance :- we (Drayton VH, Abingdon OX14 4LH), successfully changed some years ago to an 'ANSVAR' policy (part of the well known Ecclesiastical group), and we use the broker Norris & Fisher (Eastleigh, Hants). I forget who the previous c'tee had been using, but shifting to Ansvar has saved our Hall around £1K per year, perhaps a little more (usually a 3-yr deal), and the broker is excellent, responds quickly to questions. Hope that helps. [NB In a long IT career, I worked at a couple of insurance HQs, on new or revamped systems; I'd say that with ANY company, the consumer needs to study the conditions, and small print, but I'd trust this broker to give sensible advice]
If you can share any tips or advice with other halls, things to look out for in the policy smallprint or anything else relevant, then please let us know and we'll update this article with advice for halls looking for a good and reliable insurance policy.
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