We do not hold detailed information about local authority insurance provision.
Local authorities have a duty under the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2003 to ensure that they have a sound system of internal control which facilitates the effective exercise of their functions and which includes arrangements for the management of risk (regulation 4).
Guidance issued by Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy on local authority reserves and balances lists "the adequacy of the authority's insurance arrangements to cover major unforeseen risks" as one of the factors authorities should consider in deciding the level of their general reserves (LAAP Bulletin 55).
This guidance is available at:
Communities and Local Government (CLG) wrote to all local authority chief executives on