OFT takes motor stand and calls in Competition Commission

Car crash

It comes after the OFT provisionally referred the market to the commission in May following a study which provided ‘reasonable grounds' the market was failing motorists.

This study found that insurers of ‘at-fault drivers' appear to have little control over repairs and replacement vehicles laid on for ‘not-at-fault' drivers.

The OFT warned this may encourage the insurers of ‘not-at-fault' drivers, their brokers, credit hire organisations and repairs to "engage in practices" which will inflate

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