Every UK driver warned car insurance rules are changing from April 30 – Birmingham Live

Every UK driver warned car insurance rules are changing from April 30 - Birmingham Live

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A change to car insurance from the end of April is set to affect drivers up and down the country.

UK motorists are being warned to brush up on the changes which could make their cover invalid.

GoCompare discovered temporary measures put in place to support motorists during the pandemic will end on April 30.

The warnings from the insurance provider come following similar alers from the Association of British Insurers (ABI).

The temporary powers were introduced at the height of the pandemic, as England was hit by a first wave of Covid-19 in the spring of 2020.

The measures supported motorists forced to drive to work in their own vehicles during lockdown, when they would not have done so before.

Cover for key workers was waived by insurance firms, but now guidance has been updated.

Ryan Fulthorpe, motoring expert at GoCompare, said: “To reflect changes in driving behaviour as commuting and driving between different workplaces starts to pick-up, insurers have reviewed their position.

“From May, drivers who insured their car only for social, domestic or pleasure purposes, but following the pandemic now use their car to travel to work, will have to upgrade their cover.”

Ryan added: “Following the end of insurers’ pledges to automatically extend cover during lockdown, it’s essential that drivers make sure their car insurance covers them for their new normal usage.

“If a motorist fails to declare that they drive to work, or drive as part of their work, this could invalidate their insurance and, driving without insurance carries severe penalties.”

He continued: “So, if you’ve started driving to work since the pandemic and you are unsure whether you’re covered, the best thing to do is to contact your insurer immediately so your policy can be updated if necessary.”

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