Ministers take a crack at whiplash

Top Cabinet ministers are to discuss ways to slash the number of whiplash claims forcing up UK car insurance premiums.

Transport Secretary Justine Greening, Justice Secretary Ken Clarke and Business Secretary Vince Cable are among those who will discuss the matter and Prime Minister David Cameron will later convene a wider review.

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The transport select committee, in January, criticised the fact Britain has much higher rates of whiplash claims than anywhere else in Europe, raising premiums.