BBC news on Saturday, that how you describe your job on a car insurance application could affect the premium you actually pay. 

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Your job can affect your car insurance

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Apparently lawyers are thought by insurers to be less risky and pay a lower premium than barristers and yet publicans are more risky than someone who works as a  landlord on licensed premises!   The difference can be quite significant and could save up to 40% on an annual premium.  The difference apparently comes from how the insurance industry categorise jobs.

By tweaking the way you describe your job could save you money but BEWARE if you deliberately mislead or lie to the insurance company on your application they will consider it insurance fraud and void your policy.  This means you will be left without insurance when you need it most and when you thought you were saving yourself money it could end up costing you an awful lot more ! If in doubt ask the insurer.

Claire Howard

Partner - Personal Injury team

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