Several recent developments which are likely to affect the ultimate policy outcome for motor insurance law in the UK should be noted, namely the ongoing REFIT legislative process and the recent cases BTA Baltic Insurance and Cameron v Hussain.
This title was one MP’s description of the Bill’s provisions (the whiplash reforms, in the main) during yesterday’s long and highly polarised debates on report and third reading of the Bill. The Bill was passed without further amendment (save for a minor linguistic tweak by the Government) by a healthy Government majority of 56. It now passes to the Lords for approval of earlier Commons amendments after which it should receive Royal Assent, which could happen in the coming weeks and before the end of the year.
Working out how any post-Brexit motor insurance regime in the UK might fit with the European regime is not completely straightforward at a time when both have a lot of moving parts. Continue reading