Vehicle repairers are calling for the industry to unite to tackle alleged anti-competitive behaviour by some insurance companies which, they claim, is destroying their businesses.
The Body Repair Industry Campaign has been established by the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) to carry out an analysis of the relationship between the UK insurance industry and vehicle repair process.
Bob Hood, RMI bodyshop services division director, said: "The repair industry needs a project like the BRIC backed by an organisation as powerful as the RMI. For too long some insurance companies have been treating vehicle repairers with little more than contempt."
The RMI wants a number of serious issues addressed:
For more information about the BRIC contact the RMI's bodyshop services division on 01788 538305.