High insurance premiums ‘an existential threat’ to community activities, say voluntary groups

High insurance premiums ‘an existential threat’ to community activities, say voluntary groups
Ivan Cooper, chief executive of The Wheel,

Over 30 members of a group representing community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises attended a specially convened meeting last Tuesday to discuss the threat they were facing from increased insurance premiums

Publicly funded community assets are lying unused because insurance premiums have risen by as much as 500 per cent in three years, umbrella charity group The Wheel has said.

Ivan Cooper, chief executive of The Wheel, said that the current system meant people were being incentivised to make claims and that voluntary groups were facing an existential threat.

Over 30 members of The Wheel – which represents community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises –...

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