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ABI comments on a consultation launched by the Department for Transport into the Vnuk judgement

Responding to a consultation launched by the Department for Transport into the Vnuk judgement, Ben Howarth, Senior Policy Adviser for Motor and Liability at the Association of British Insurers (ABI), said: 

“There is no need for compulsory insurance for many of the vehicles potentially brought into scope by how the ECJ’s Vnuk judgement has been interpreted. A particular concern is how such a compulsory insurance requirement would be enforced, especially for off-road vehicles that are not licensed or registered. Therefore, we will be working with the industry to respond to the detailed issues raised in this consultation. The European Commission also began a consultation exercise on this issue earlier this year, and we hope that this will provide greater clarity on some of the most challenging potential unintended consequences of the ruling.”

Last updated 23/12/2016