Whiplash legislation ‘will commence’ later this month, minister says


The government will start drawing up legislation on whiplash reform this month, a finance minister said.

Jane Ellison, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury said the “compensation culture” was only a benefit to the dishonest consumer.

The consultation was held from 17 November to 6 January. The government is yet to publish an official response.

However Ellison said: “Legislation will commence later this month.”

Speaking at the manifesto launch of the British Insurance Brokers’ Association, she added: “We all know that fraud means higher prices for honest customers. It serves nobody other than the dishonest consumer. The many honest customers and businesses are at a disadvantage.”

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