What are the big stories hitting the headlines this week?


Prime minister David Cameron has invited insurance company chiefs to 10 Downing Street to set out plans to ensure businesses are not forced to go far beyond health and safety law requirements to secure insurance cover.


An insurer-funded police anti-fraud unit has made its first arrest. The Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department arrested a policyholder over a suspected fraudulent claim of £35,000 for an allegedly stolen BMW in Leamington Spa.


Giles Insurance Brokers’ finance director Mark Chambers quit on 1 January to rejoin his old firm - bookmaker Coral.


UK General Insurance Group has filed a writ at the High Court against AmTrust. No further details are available, but the writ is believed to relate to a dispute in November 2010 when AmTrust pulled capacity on its social housing account with UK General Insurance.


Canopius head of household and miscellaneous personal property Chris McGinn and members of his team are set to quit the Lloyd’s insurer. A Canopius spokesman would not confirm that “certain members” of the team want to resign alongside McGinn.