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  1. Published on: 25/04/2022 07:34 PMReported by: editor
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    Controversial EU Vnuk motor insurance law one step closer to being removed from British law, as bill passes through Parliament.

    • contentious EU motor insurance rule scrapped in UK as Bill passes through Parliament
    • cost-of-living boost as British motorists spared roughly £50 yearly insurance hike, with motorsports sector protected from potential collapse
    • Vnuk law could have required vehicles, such as golf buggies and ride-on lawnmowers, used on private land to be insured

    British motorists will be spared a possible £50 annual insurance hike, as the government continues to assist with cost-of-living pressures and uses post-Brexit freedoms to scrap a controversial EU law.

    A bill to scrap the EU’s Vnuk motor insurance law has passed through Parliament today (25 April 2022) and will go on to receive royal assent to confirm changes in the law.

    The EU law could have required a wider range of vehicles beyond cars and motorbikes to have motor insurance, such as golf buggies, mobility scooters and quad bikes.

    It would have extended to vehicles on private land, meaning even people with a ride-on lawnmower at home would have potentially required motor insurance. However, other insurance options are already available to people who need cover on their private land, such as farmers.



    Not implementing the law will prevent an almost £2 billion hike for the country’s insurance industry, which would have translated into a potential increase in individual insurance premiums of around £50 per motorist per year.

    Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said:

    Sacking this nonsensical EU rule will protect the pockets of hard-working British people as we continue to help ease cost of living pressures.

    This is another Brexit win and I’m delighted this bill has rightfully passed through Parliament, saving billions of pounds of additional insurance costs and protecting our world-leading motorsports sector.
    The bill was introduced to Parliament by Peter Bone MP, who said:

    I am delighted that Brexit has allowed me to promote a bill that could save the average motorist £50 per year.

    I am grateful for the help that the Motor Insurers’ Bureau and the government provided in drafting the bill. My Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) Bill is just a small example of our Brexit dividend.
    Vnuk would have also covered motorsports collisions, potentially involving vehicles from go-karting to Formula One, which would have been treated as regular road traffic incidents requiring insurance.

    This could have decimated the motorsports industry due to additional insurance costs of roughly £458 million every single year. Scrapping Vnuk will therefore save the world-leading sector from potential collapse and secure hundreds of thousands of industry jobs in the process.

    The CEO of The Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB), Dominic Clayden, said:

    The MIB welcomes the passing of the Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) Bill. We have campaigned on this issue for a number of years and we’re delighted that the necessary legislation to remove the effects of Vnuk has now passed.

    Motorists will no longer be faced with the additional costs relating to future accidents on private land and accidents involving a range of extra vehicles – including lawnmowers and golf carts. This will save all motorists money and take us back to the commonsense approach we had before the Vnuk ruling in 2014.
    In addition to the likely financial burden on British road users, the Vnuk rules are considered unnecessary as there are already insurance packages available to Brits that cover certain risks on private land.

    Motor insurance will still be required for any vehicles being driven on roads or other public places. However, the removal of Vnuk means insurance for vehicles used on private land is not needed.

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  3. Stuartli says:26/04/2022 12:05 AM
    Yet another good reason to have won the Brexit vote.....

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  5. bensherman says:26/04/2022 06:41 AM
    Except that it isn't.
    The EU required, rightly, that a broader range of vehicles should be covered.
    And we have lost the automatic inclusive cover for driving in Europe.
    In my case my premium has been largely unchanged for the last 2 years..
    Let us know when your premium drops by £50.

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  7. local says:26/04/2022 08:50 AM
    I would see it more as a consequence than a benefit.

    Most of us have things such as mowers covered under our home policies.

    It's a bit of a non-story. there are many things that could now be done that are far more important.

  8. bensherman says:26/04/2022 02:36 PM
    And they are...

  9. AnOtherdriver says:26/04/2022 03:47 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by bensherman View Post
    Except that it isn't.
    The EU required, rightly, that a broader range of vehicles should be covered.
    And we have lost the automatic inclusive cover for driving in Europe.
    In my case my premium has been largely unchanged for the last 2 years..
    Let us know when your premium drops by £50.
    Mine renewal is £90 cheaper than last year

  10. salus.populi says:26/04/2022 09:06 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by AnOtherdriver View Post
    Mine renewal is £90 cheaper than last year
    Premiums are down anyway, if you've already renewed it's nothing to do with this as it hasn't been passed yet.

  11. bensherman says:28/04/2022 01:18 PM
    Thank you for the class in consumer affairs.

    If I understand correctly the message is that if you reduce the value of something it should probably result in a reduction in price. Who would have thought it.


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