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Industry leaders commit to passing on cost benefits from Civil Liability Bill announcement today

Following the announcement of the Civil Liability Bill today leaders of 26 insurance companies representing the vast majority of the UK motor and liability market have written to the Lord Chancellor, David Gauke, setting out their commitment to pass cost benefits on to customers. The signatories represent 86% of the motor and liability market written by ABI members.

The key extract from the letter states:

“In the UK’s fiercely competitive insurance market, each individual insurer will continue to make their own independent decisions on pricing in order to remain competitive. Indeed, such independent decision-making is a requirement of applicable competition law. 

“However, the signatories to this letter today publicly commit to passing on to customers cost benefits arising from Government action to tackle the extent of exaggerated low value personal injury claims and reform to the personal injury discount rate.”

The letter and a full list of signatories, which includes all the leading personal motor insurers in the UK, has been published in full on the ABI website.




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2. The Government stated their intention to bring forward a Civil Liability Bill in the Queen’s speech, June 2017. This letter was prepared for this eventuality.


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Last updated 20/03/2018