Salisbury spy poisoning exposes insurance gap around chemical and biological attacks


A report published today by Pool Re highlighted the risk to companies from CBRN attacks which are not typically covered by insurance policies as the expected losses from such incidents was thought to be prohibitively large.

A number of businesses are still closed in Salisbury including the Zizzi Restaurant and the Mill Pub visited by the Skripals on the day of the 4 March attack.

There are also suggestions that Salisbury has been hit by a reduction in visitor numbers, with footfall to Salisbury Cathedral dropping by 40 per cent in the week after the nerve agent attack.

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Source: City A.M.