Friday, 18 May 2018

Millions of British drivers will be able to carry on using existing insurance policies in the EU after Brexit



Millions of British drivers will be able to carry on using existing insurance policies in the EU after Brexit without the need for additional paperwork, the Government has confirmed.
 
The Department for Transport said the UK intended to remain part of the "Green Card-free circulation area" which will also save the need for extra checks at borders.
 
 
Britain has asked the European Commission for an introductory date for the scheme.


The department said in a statement: "We intend to remain part of the Green Card-free circulation area and meet requirements for third party motor insurance coverage.


"This would provide significant benefits to motorists and the insurance industry, enabling continuation of the existing insurance processes between the UK and the EU and removing the need for green cards and checks of insurance documents at borders.


"We have asked the European Commission to confirm an introductory date."


A spokeswoman said confirmation by the EC was a procedural matter after the UK met conditions to be part of the circulation area, and that this was not subject to the Brexit negotiation process.


The Government statement comes a day after the Association of British Insurers (ABI) said that the department had written to it to confirm the policy.




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