Thursday, 5 April 2012

Liability Insurance Encouraged For Street Party Organisers

With the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics coming up a street party may be on the cards for some of us.

However, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) have warned those who are planning to play host to a street party to ensure they have the right kind of liability insurance cover in place.

The ABI have forecast that thousands of events are likely to be held all across the UK over 2012 and have urged events organisers to consider the circumstances of the even before decidin on whether or not some form of public liability insurance will be necessary.

As a result the ABI have releaed a guide for planning an event. The guide outlines safety considerations and insurance requirements. The Director General for the ABI, Nick Starling commented:

"With communities across the country planning thousands of events this year, a few common sense precautions will help ensure that events are fun and safe. Our guide sets out the essential information that any event organiser needs to know, to ensure that celebrations planned are memorable for all the right reasons."

Organisers are strongly urged to ensure that they have adequate liability insurance in place. Should anything happen the organiser could be held liable.

Motaquote offers a specialist events insurance package that includes public liability, property cover and even event cancellation insurance.

Source: http://ccventures.co.uk/acquisitions/news_article.aspx?id=801332524&art=ABI:%20Street%20parties%20should%20be%20carefully%20planned

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