Insurers unite to fight rise in premium tax

By Robin Stride

An insurance industry leader has voiced fears of a doubling of the tax on private medical insurance unless the Government can be persuaded to call off its attack on premiums.

Stuart Scullion, AMII chairman

Stuart Scullion, AMII chairman

Stuart Scullion, chairman of the Association of Med­ical Insurers and Inter­mediaries (AMII), warned that the Treasury might be tempted to increase the insurance premium tax rate to bring it in line with VAT – at a whopping 20%.

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