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IFB welcomes confirmation of Government commitment to the whiplash reforms

21 June 2017

Following today's Queen's Speech, Ben Fletcher, Director of the IFB, said: “The Queen’s Speech provides welcome confirmation that the Government is committed to the whiplash reforms, which will undoubtedly help to curb the compensation culture that blights the UK. The IFB, alongside its members and the Association of British Insurers, have championed reform to reduce excess money in the system, which is fuelling rogue claims management companies to farm claims on an industrial scale with unsolicited nuisance calls and texts.

The IFB continues to manage a portfolio of 170+ investigations into organised fraud, with a financial exposure of hundreds of millions of pounds. The Bureau therefore welcomes the Government’s commitment to progressing with reform, which will help tackle this problem at its root cause.”