Bradshaw says two bodies have works closely on recent issues

The Institute of Insurance Brokers’ (IIB) chief executive, Barbara Bradshaw, says a merger with Biba is on the cards.

Bradshaw made her comments after it emerged this week that John Greenway MP, the chair of the parliamentary all-party insurance group, has been working on a merger of the two broker groups.

Bradshaw said that the two bodies had been working together much more closely over the past year, referring particularly to the organisations’ co-operation over lobbying on mandatory commission disclosures and the insurance premium tax.

Eric Galbraith, chief executive of Biba, said: “We believe that one strong voice for the sector is the right way forward.”