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16 Nov 1:00am

Supreme court case looms as insurers battle firms over Covid cover

The Guardian
Future of up to 200,000 firms and nearly £1bn in claims at stake as traders seek payouts Eight months since the UK coronavirus lockdown forced the temporary closures of restaurants, bars, shops, hairdressers and other small businesses, thousands who are still awaiting payouts from their insurers to cover lost income will hope a supreme court hearing will result in a ruling that favours about 200,000 policyholders. Most have not received a penny despite having business interruption insurance, a key part of commercial policies which is supposed to pay out if a firm cannot trade as usual owing to an unexpected event.
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