From The BBC:
Insurers paid out £650m from 335,000 claims made as a result of damage caused by the wintry weather in the UK, figures show.The biggest chunk of the payout was to motorists who damaged vehicles on the slippery roads, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) said. January was the eighth coldest on record and the UK’s worst since 1987. The bad weather hit businesses and consumers with sectors including retail and the housing market suffering. ClaimsThe ABI said that the winter weather cost insurers £650m for claims made in the UK from 18 December to 13 January.
Homes, vehicles and businesses were all damaged as a result of the winter weather. Specifically, £395m has been paid out to motorists. Many of the 268,400 motor insurance claims were for accidental damage caused to vehicles. They included a claim from David Balfour, of Grangemouth, central Scotland, who suffered two accidents in the space of a few days. The IT engineer, who has completed an advanced driving tes…
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