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Catherine Carey
August 05, 2021

Insurance premiums drop 16.9% for the UK’s youngest van drivers

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  • Drivers aged under 25 saw their premiums fall 16.9% in the last 12 months, yet their premiums remain an eye-wateringly high
  • Those aged 25-49 and the over-50s saw premiums rise over the same period
  • Under 25s pay over 3.5 times more for their insurance on average than 24-49-year-olds.

The UK’s youngest population of van drivers have seen their insurance premiums drop 16.9% in the last, yet the cost of a typical annual policy remains an eye-watering £2,762, according to the latest analysis from acclaimed data insights company Consumer Intelligence.


The other two age demographics – those aged 25-49 and the over-50s – saw premiums rise 2.3% and 2%, respectively, over the same period, balancing out the average market-wide cost of van insurance, which saw a modest fall of just 0.6% and now stands at £985.


Harriet Devonald, Product Manager at Consumer Intelligence said: “Premiums have dropped significantly for the under 25s, despite a lack of any great telematics presence for younger van drivers. Whilst this is a good news story, this age bracket continues to pay the most – in fact over 3.5 times that of the average policy for 24-49-year-olds.”

Long-term view

Average premiums have increased 33.6% since April 2014 when Consumer Intelligence first started collecting data, but premiums have now fallen 8.2% from their September 2017 pricing peak.

Type of cover

Drivers using their vans for business (£1,002) continue to pay slightly higher premiums than those who use their vans as a car substitute (£936) under a ‘social, domestic and pleasure’ (SDP) policy.

In the last 12 months, business users also saw their premiums uptick slightly by 0.7%, whereas those who used their vans as a car substitute saw premiums fall 4.5% over the same period.


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