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A team of Bupa UK Health Insurance management trainees spent five days in the Vihaan project in Jaipur, India, to help improve education and business opportunities in the area. This is the most ambitious project ever taken on by the management training programme and is the first overseas voluntary project initiated by Bupa.

The 10 volunteers tackled everything from teaching English to children to constructing roofing to provide extra classroom space in the slum.

The Bupa team are Steve Stewart, Steve Casey, Jo Nicholson, Jon Clover and Lou Hanlon, Front left from left, Steve Payne, Sarah Cooper, Paul Longstaff, John Enright and Lisa Sadler.


MPC deputy governor Lomax voted against increasing July bank rate

MPC deputy governor responsible for monetary policy Rachel Lomax was one of three committee members to vote against increasing bank rate to 5.75 per cent this month.According to the minutes of the July meeting of the MPC, six members – including MPC governor Mervyn King and deputy governor John Gieve – voted in favour of […]

ABI opposes proposals on non-contestability

Law Commission proposals for a five-year non-contestability period on life insurance have been slammed by the Association of British Insurers.The ABI says reforms proposed in the Law Commission’s insurance contract law consultation paper are costly and unnecessary as they are already standard industry practice.The Law Commission says reforming the Marine Insurance Act 1906, which enables […]

‘LTC cover is the product of the future’

Dr Marius Barnard has called on the protection industry to “resurge” long-term care insurance, claiming “it is the product of the future”.At the Protection Review dinner in London last week, Dr Barnard, the architect of critical-illness cover and one of the pioneers of heart transplant surgery, said due to Britain’s aging population, long-term care will […]


Britain's “Forgotten Army”: The collapse in self-employed pension membership – and what to do about it

Pension scheme membership among employees has risen by more than five million in the past four years because of the policy of automatic enrolment into workplace pensions. But Britain’s army of 4.4 million self-employed people, who account for one in seven of the workforce, are not covered by automatic enrolment. Pension coverage among the self-employed […]


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