Message from the Vice-Chair

Where has another year gone, we are rapidly heading to Christmas , the close of 2021 and welcoming 2022.

Looking back at our Christmas message last year we were in hope of hosting a face to face event, however it was just not meant to be.  I hope you enjoyed the LUCID Lite event held virtually in April. The Lucid committee comprises of representatives from all the industry groups, including FOCUS.

We should be proud of what we do as an industry , a record £6.2 billion* in 2020 was paid in claims, either for life insurance, income protection or critical illness.  The equivalent of £17million a day

*Figures from ABI and Group Risk Development

Of course to pay a claim there needs to be a policy, so those figures just goes to show how many people we ‘protect’ financially.

It remains for the Focus Committee to wish you a Merry Christmas and Hogmanay and very much hoping to see everyone in 2022.

Fiona Greenwood

FOCUS Vice-chair