Cheaper car insurance for women IS discrimination, says EU

Sam Burnett

EU judges have ruled that cheaper car insurance for women does fall foul of equality legislation - and insurers are banned from doing it from December 21 2012.

Conservative MP Sajjad Karim has already condemned the decision as 'utter madness', and industry watchers are unsure of the impact the decision could have in other areas where payment is based on risk calculations.