Claims companies shoulder blame for high motor insurance

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Some 52% of motorists believe the two groups are culpable while 85% of drivers think the cost is unfair, the study by claims mediation specialist InterResolve has found.

The survey - carried out by OnePoll - also threw the spotlight on insurers with 18% of people blaming them for the cost.

Last year the former justice secretary Jack Straw was at the forefront of a campaign to crack down on referral fees.

And Simon Drew, chief executive of InterResolve, said there was an "obvious demand" from the

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