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“There probably won’t be any need to adjust our pricing because apparently the world is going to end on the 21st of December.”

Zurich Financial Services protection management director Peter Hamilton weighs up the impact of gender-neutral pricing if the Mayan prediction that the world will come to an end on December 21 this year comes true.

“Social media on handheld devices is an excuse for people to legitim-ately fiddle with something under the table without worried looks from neighbours.”

IFP chief executive Nick Cann.

“It’s a stark realisation of how old you are when you start thinking socks would be all right for Christmas.”

London & Country associate director of communications David Hollingworth.

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