The famed courier service from One Lime Street to Chatham – whereby white vans transport stacks of paper from Lloyd’s insurers to a warehouse – will cease to exist come 1 April 2008.

But apparently this may not be the end, as insurers will be free to run their own van service at their own cost.

However, in the true spirit of “reform or die”, Backchat thinks that Lloyd’s chief exec Richard Ward should crush any rogue Ford Transits and arrange them neatly on the Lloyd’s trading floor – all in the name of art, of course.