Comments: Midsummer Day?

I use a broker for my house insurance, I can't manage to deal with it myself and he goes to a lot of trouble. This year's premium (house, annexe and contents) is £2,726.30. No building work being done and you've put me off having it done, ever.

Posted by Z on 21 June, 2021 at 9:20 PM

You're fortunate in still having a local broker Z, I don't know where there are any others these days... although that premium is eye-watering, and well over double what I usually pay in total to insure 3 cars, 2 houses, one caravan, Mr BW's 'business' doings, car breakdowns, and worldwide travel. But then, my 'collections' are not like yours!

And if I've already put you off building work... it's a good job I haven't written about all the hassle we've had just getting things to this starting stage. Following yesterday's conversations, I can also confirm that New County of Residence has just the same type of 'risen to above their level of competence' personnel as Old County of Residence. It's amazing how these people get to keep their jobs in the public sector: they certainly woudn't in the private sector. Undoubtedly explains the mess in the NHS too.

Posted by Blue Witch on 22 June, 2021 at 8:02 AM

I offer my experience of the private sector in evidence against your comment above, BW! My gob has been truly smacked at numerous encounters with absolutely incredible incompetence in high executives over the years!

Posted by Tim W on 22 June, 2021 at 10:52 AM

Phew! The insurance industry, there is a special place in hell for them as far as I am concerned. Not quite on the lower levels of politicians, lawyers and uncaring bureaucrats though.

Yes, The Peter principle. I see it in practice every day and it never fails to astonish me.

Posted by delcatto on 24 June, 2021 at 5:44 AM