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The Riot (Damages) Act 1886

The widespread rioting of 2011 impacts - Tuesday, Dec 09, 2014

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The widespread rioting that took place in August 2011, resulted in insurers paying out around £200 million in claims to households and businesses affected by the riots. But the extent of the rioting - which, with more than 5,000 crimes committed is regarded as the worst for a generation - also served to highlight the need to update and clarify the legislation that determines compensation, the Riot (Damages) Act 1886.

Some businesses may simply choose not to purchase riot cover, and then find themselves unprotected if a riot event occurs.

Insurers are closely watching a legal case relating to the riots as this may affect the position on consequential losses. http://docs.allianzebroker.co.uk/PDF/AC/General/Property-and-Casualty-Newsletter-Oct-2014-Broker-Edition.pdf

Further information http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/Vict/49-50/38

The Riot (Damages) Act 1886

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