Insurance and Politics - a story of slow progress

31 Aug 2021

The 'claims culture' associated with motor insurance is long debated, along with the other over-arching challenges faced by motor insurers.

With the arrival of the whiplash reforms which took effect in May this year stemming from a summit to pave the way forward in 2013, it was hoped it would drive forward claims reforms but, according to BLM's Alistair Kinley it has "failed to deliver real improvement in the safety of young drivers."

Speaking to Insurance Post, Alistair explains that the (little) progress to date is not enough. He said, "Yes, it was significant in moving forward claims reforms but it arguably has failed to deliver real improvement... This kind of stage-managed approach doesn't feel to me like the sort of discussion that is really going to shift the dial on major challenges such as responding to the climate threat, defining the shape of UK financial services regulation post-Brexit or even ensuring building safety after Grenfell."

To read more of Alistair's thoughts and opinion in this article, please click here (subscription required).

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