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Motor Vehicles: Insurance

Question for Home Office

UIN 7728, tabled on 26 May 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to tackle crash-for-cash car insurance fraud.

Answered on

9 June 2021

The Government is aware criminals are committing these crimes, without any regard to the safety of fellow road users. We are clear this is unacceptable, and it is a priority to ensure these fraudsters have no space to operate.

The City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED) works tirelessly to bring ‘Crash for Cash’ criminals to justice. Since the unit was established, investigations conducted by IFED have led to the convictions of hundreds of insurance fraudsters.

We, law enforcement and private sector partners continue to provide advice to the public on how to avoid these crimes and what to do they have fallen victim.

The Government has agreed to work with the private sector to develop a new action plan to tackle fraud, including insurance fraud, to close vulnerabilities in the system and to strengthen the law enforcement response.

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