Personal Injury: Compensation:Written question - 25195

Asked on: 01 February 2016
Ministry of Justice
Personal Injury: Compensation
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department's press release of 28 December 2015, Insurers vow to pass on whiplash reform saving, what the evidential basis is for the Government's statement that whiplash claims cost the country £2 billion a year.
Answered by: Dominic Raab
Answered on: 09 February 2016

As noted in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, the figure of £2 billion a year is an insurance industry estimate of the cost of dealing with road traffic related personal injury claims.

The Government will be publishing an impact assessment alongside its consultation on the whiplash reforms announced in the Autumn Statement in due course.

Grouped Questions: 25196

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