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ABI comments on ITV Tonight programme on motor insurance premiums

The ITV Tonight programme last evening looked at the reasons why average motor insurance premiums are rising and featured an interview with James Dalton, Director, General Insurance Policy, Association of British Insurers.

Commenting on the programme, James Dalton said:

"In contrast to some recent alarmist headlines and misleading reporting, ITV Tonight provided a clear picture of what is driving up the cost of motor insurance premiums. From staged accidents to inflated credit hire charges, claims management firms bombarding people with nuisance calls and texts to rising repair bills, insurers are facing increased costs across the board.

"Providing the best deal for honest customers remains the priority for insurers and the industry is doing all it can to reduce unnecessary costs. But we cannot do this alone, which is why it is important that the Government pushes ahead with introducing further whiplash reform and doesn’t deliver consumers a double whammy of higher IPT charges on top of already increasing premiums."

You can watch last night's episode of Tonight on the ITV website.

Last updated 14/09/2016