Insurers forced to pass on costs after fire levy backflip

Insurance Council of Australia's Campbell Fuller said insurers were not consulted on the levy delay and the decision was shocking.

Insurance Council of Australia's Campbell Fuller said insurers were not consulted on the levy delay and the decision was shocking.

Households can expect heftier insurance bills after the NSW Government dumped its controversial fire levy, insurers warn.

The government proposed the Fire and Emergency Services Levy as a fairer system that would save the average fully insured property owner about $47 a year.