NI legislation on Vnuk to be published next week and due to move quickly through the Assembly

Our blogs over the last fortnight have reported on (i) the progress of the Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) Bill in the Commons and (ii) plans to introduce similar reforms in Northern Ireland.

This morning the Infrastructure Committee of the NI Assembly noted, from written briefing provided by the Department, that the proposed NI legislation “largely mirrors the Bill in Westminster.” The Committee was therefore prepared, albeit reluctantly, to agree to the NI Bill proceeding via ‘Accelerated Passage’ (AP). It will be published and start its progress though the Assembly on Monday 7 February 2022.

Today’s agreement to AP means that the necessary legislative stages can be taken much more quickly than usual and opens the real prospect of this Bill coming into force in the second quarter of the year.


Written by Alistair Kinley, Director of Policy and Government Affairs at BLM (alistair.kinley@blmlaw.com)

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