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Motor Vehicles: Insurance

Question for Treasury

UIN 285013, tabled on 2 September 2019

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the motor insurance industry on the cost of insurance for young people.

Answered on

9 September 2019

Treasury ministers and officials are in close contact with the insurance industry, and engage with the industry on a number of issues including pricing.

Insurers make decisions about the terms on which they will offer cover following an assessment of the relevant risks. This is usually informed by the insurer’s claims experience and other industry-wide statistics.

It is important that everyone has access to good insurance at the right price. The Government is determined that insurers treat customers fairly. The FCA sets the standards required of insurance firms in relation to their business to help ensure customers are treated in this manner.

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