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ARAG posts double-digit growth for 2015 despite challenging market conditions

 ARAG plc, the UK legal protection and assistance specialist, has announced 12% growth in premium under management for 2015, its ninth full year of trading. In what have been turbulent times for the legal expenses insurance sector, ARAG UK’s Gross Written Premium (GWP) under management increased from £39.6m in 2014 to £44.3m in 2015, generating a pre-­‐tax profit of £2.7 million. “2015 was another highly...

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Survey finds that workers are afraid to claim for compensation following accidents at work

Under the headline "More than four in 10 workers fear claiming for compensation" this week's Insurance Post reports on a You Gov survey which found that 45% of workers in Britain fear losing their job if they take legal action against an employer.   The research conducted alongside the survey was commissioned by and revealed that workers could be at risk of mistreatment and exploitation due to a lack of awareness of their rights.   23%...

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Is access to justice being put out of reach ?

  Fair and accessible justice for all citizens is an important measure of a modern democracy and was once an export that the UK had reason to be proud of.  But as access to justice is diminishing, especially for some of the most disadvantaged in society, ARAG’s Paul Hurley asks whether the UK is in danger of tumbling down the justice league table. That access to justice is being significantly restricted in the UK is no longer...

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News report exposes 57% increase in Identity theft

An article about ID theft on Radio four this morning prompted me to share some information with you and to highlight help available for ARAG Family Legal Solutions policyholders. The news report exposed an increase of 57% in the number of victims of identity theft last year from 94,500 victims in 2014 to 148,000 victims in 2015. Research found that fraudsters scour social media websites to obtain personal data such as name, date of birth,...

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ARAG underwriting service awards 2015