One of the most complex parts of insurance cover is business interruption, so maybe a short explanation is in order?
For most business the cover will be based on “Gross Profit” and that is turnover, less the cost of raw materials with nothing else deducted, especially wages, as you will need to pay your staff.
For service businesses its “Gross Revenue”, which equals turnover and for landlords it can be loss of gross rental income.
The next thing to understand is that in 99.9999% of cases you cannot have a claim for business interruption, unless physical damage has occurred.
This has to be for one of the identified perils, such as Fire, Lightning, Explosion, Flood, or Storm!
There are a number of extensions, but these vary greatly between policies. In some cases the cover is as little as £25,000.
These extensions normally include the following:
- Failure of public utilities.
- Denial of Access – Physical Damage.
- Damage at supplier’s premises – Can’t supply you with what you need.
- Damage at customer’s premises – Stops buying from you.
- Murder, death or suicide – Premises closed whilst police investigate.
In some cases, there are other extensions, but these vary greatly with very low sums insured.
If you really want to know, you have, talk to a professional and take the time to understand what cover you need, #becauseaccidentshappen to nice people all the time.
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