“The NBRA is encouraged to see the government’s continued commitment to introducing measures to reduce motor insurance premiums”, said Jason Moseley, Director of The National Body Repair Association (NBRA) ,following the Queen’s speech today.
It was confirmed that a Civil Liability Bill would be introduced to crack down on fraudulent whiplash claims, and ensure there is a fair, transparent and proportionate system of compensation in place for damages paid to genuine personal injury claimants.
Moseley continues, “This is positive news for the body repair industry as tackling the continued high number and cost of whiplash claims will help put money back in the pockets of motorists through reduced insurance costs. This will in turn see motorists save on average around £35 per year.
“Our industry is constantly working on keeping costs down for consumers – especially as vehicles are becoming more and more complex and expensive to repair.
“It is vital that everything possible is done to tackle the rampant compensation culture and reduce the number and cost of claims, by banning offers to settle claims without the support of medical evidence, and introducing a new fixed tariff of compensation for whiplash injuries with duration of up to two years.”
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The Retail Motor Industry represents the interests of operators in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man providing sales and services to motorists and businesses. The RMI has a formal association with the independent Scottish Motor Trade Association which represents the retail motor industry in Scotland.