Insurance giant Aviva
has clamoured for tougher action to stop the “merry-go-round” of nuisance calls and false claims that drive the rising cost of motor insurance.
After industry groups and players recently recorded a continuing increase in car insurance premiums, Aviva
urged the government to press ahead with reforms that were promised last autumn, the Press Association
According to the report, Aviva
called for an end to cash compensation for minor, short-term injuries and for the limiting of lawyers’ involvement in cases where their expertise was needed.
“It’s time to stop the nuisance calls, stop crash for cash, stop spiralling claims that push up premiums, and stop the profiteering at the injured party’s expense,” Aviva
global general insurance chairman Maurice Tulloch was quoted as saying in the Press Association
“It’s time to end this compensation merry-go-round and cut the cost of motor insurance for us all,” Tulloch also said.
survey found that 85% of Britons believed that the UK has a compensation culture, with 88% agreeing that compensation was an easy way to make money.
The insurer’s research also discovered that 83% of consumers supported reform, which it estimated could reduce the average motor premium by £43.
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