Biba plans to meet with government to discuss 'signposting'

The prospect of a compromise on equality legislation moved closer this week after Biba representatives attended a forum on the new Equalities Bill.

Parliamentary secretary Michael Foster indicated at the forum that insurers might be able to refuse cover on age grounds, as long as they gave customers information on where else to obtain it.

Biba supported this “signposting”, and said it would now write to the minister to reinforce its points and seek a meeting.

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