Reports in The Times that the Government has ‘set aside’ whiplash reforms have been welcomed by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
“When news emerged in the summer that insurers had failed to pass on savings from previous personal injury reforms to motorists, it was clear that the proposed reforms were aiming at the wrong target,” said APIL president, Neil Sugarman.
“Car insurance premiums continue to rise while costs to insurers from personal injury claims are falling. It’s now time for the Government to investigate the real reasons for rising premiums and hold the insurance industry to account.
“But there is no room for complacency,” he cautioned. “We will continue to argue that any reforms to the personal injury claims process must be based on independent evidence, rather than insurance industry rhetoric.”