July 9, 2017 / 11:01 PM / a month ago

UK Q2 car insurance premiums rise 18.5 pct - survey

LONDON, July 10 (Reuters) -

* Comprehensive UK car insurance premium rises 18.5 pct in Q2 - Willis Towers Watson/Confused.com survey

* Increasing repair costs, insurance premium tax (IPT), personal injury claims lead to year-on-year rise

* IPT has doubled in two years to 12 pct

* Recent cut in discount rate pushes up personal injury payments, will cost insurers up to 5.8 bln stg, Willis says

* Brexit-related drop in pound drives up car part prices (Reporting by Carolyn Cohn; Editing by Mark Potter)

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