Van insurance costs more in the North West

Van insurance costs more in the North West

According to the latest data from The Van Insurer, van drivers in Oldham are paying the highest premiums for comprehensive insurance in the UK.

Alongside Oldham, three other cities in the North West of England feature in the top 10 most expensive locations for van insurance, with Manchester in fifth place, Liverpool in seventh and Bolton in 10th.

Van drivers in Luton and Slough are paying the second and third most expensive premiums, higher than central London.

Surprisingly, London was only the sixth most expensive place for van drivers to get insured, with the average comprehensive policy costing around £1,468 per year. Birmingham, the UK’s second biggest city, came lower down the rankings, placing eighth at approximately £1,458 per year.

Jade Isabelle, commercial director at The Van Insurer, says: “Most people will appreciate that van drivers in rural areas are likely to pay less for their insurance premiums compared with drivers in cities, but it may come as a surprise to those in the North West to have higher premiums versus their neighbours in the North East.

“There are many different factors that can affect how much van drivers pay for their policies, from accident and theft rates in the area to the age and specification of the van. Whatever the premium, van drivers want to know they are getting the best possible deal for the insurance cover they need and comparing prices through the Van Insurer makes that job easy.”


Top 10 most expensive cities for van insurance in 2018 

  1. Oldham                                   £1,630
  2. Luton                                       £1,492
  3. Slough                                     £1,489
  4. West Bromwich                       £1,487
  5. Manchester                             £1,485
  6. London                                    £1,468
  7. Liverpool                                 £1,465
  8. Birmingham                             £1,458
  9. Bradford                                  £1,445
  10. Bolton                                      £1,424


Top 10 least expensive cities for van insurance in 2018

  1. Newcastle-under-Lyme          £567
  2. Chesterfierld                           £633
  3. Redditch                                  £634
  4. Shrewsbury                            £690
  5. Harrogate                                £697
  6. Lincoln                                     £712
  7. Ipswich                                    £727
  8. Mansfield                                 £729
  9. Worthing                                  £756
  10. Bath                                         £772

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