Car insurance ‘soars for outer London drivers’

By Luke King in Motors

CAR insurance premiums for drivers in outer London have risen by an average of £137, according to the latest car insurance price index.

Local motorists are now said to be paying £997 for the average comprehensive premium - a 16 per cent hike on last year.

Amanda Stretton, motoring editor at, says: “Drivers in outer London are seeing car insurance prices accelerate and there seems to be no signs of slowing.

“And as the industry adapts to additional pressures, such as the drastic Ogden rate cut and the hike in IPT to 12% from June this year, we could be on course to drive past the £858 peak we saw in 2011. As car insurance costs continue to climb, average premiums could even break the £1,000 barrier by next year.

“Thankfully, insurers are now required to show drivers their premium from the previous year at point of renewal. So being able to compare the amount they paid in the previous year and armed with the knowledge that prices are rising across the board, motorists should be more inclined to shop around.”

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