UK insurance key facts: September 2012

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The UK insurance industry is the third largest in the world and the largest in Europe. It is an essential part of the UK's economic strength, managing investments amounting to 26% of the UK's total net worth and contributing £10.4 billion in taxes to the Government. Employing some 290,000 people in the UK alone, the insurance industry is also one of this country's major exporters, with almost 30% of its net premium income coming from overseas business.

This booklet gives 2011 facts and figures about UK insurance and its contribution both to the economy and society.