The youngest female drivers face significant increases in their insurance costs from this month, according to new figures.
Higher insurance costs had been predicted, as a result of the ban on different prices for men and women which starts on 21 December.
A European court ruling last year found that gender discrimination in insurance was against the law.
Insurance brokers are reporting rises of 40% or more in some quotes.The consequences of such a ruling are not a surprise, just more confirmation that our lives are affected by unaccountable institutions.
This is for cover for motorists starting this December, compared with quotes for policies starting in November. In some cases they can be even higher.
The European ruling means that women will also pay more for life assurance, while men will receive lower annuities - a pension income for the rest of their lives.
Interestingly the BBC uses the term; "A European court". The European Court in question is the European Court of Justice which is part of the...EU. But not once is that mentioned in the piece...