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APIL's response to the Justice Select Committee report

30 Nov 2017
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“The justice committee is to be applauded for reminding the Government that it must consider the needs of injured people before changing the way the discount rate is calculated,” said Brett Dixon, president of APIL.

 

“The committee has pulled no punches in challenging the arguments and assumptions made by the Government and the insurance industry, and the evidence on which those assumptions are based,” he said.

 

“All reform should be evidence-based and we welcome the fact that the committee is holding the Government properly to account.

 

“The Government must now stop and take time to gather robust evidence about the impact of its proposed changes on injured people. It must not be pushed into baseless reform by the vested interests of the insurance industry when the welfare of catastrophically injured people and their families is at stake.”  

Past statements

APIL's reaction to a court of appeal ruling in relation to eligibility for bereavement damages, 28 Nov 2017
Rapid resolution and redress scheme , 28 Nov 2017
Reaction to Government's response to consultation on setting the discount rate, 07 Sep 2017
Response to National Audit Office report and recommendations for managing the costs of clinical negligence in trusts, 06 Sep 2017
Discount rate reduction from 2.5% to -0.75% for personal injury claims: Statement from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), 27 Feb 2017
Pressure on the pricing of car insurance premiums and the imminent review of the discount rate, 03 Feb 2017
Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, 23 Nov 2016
Chancellor's Autumn Statement, 25 Nov 2015

More past statements

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