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Reactionary statement following inflationary increase to bereavement damages

20 Mar 2020
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APIL president Gordon Dalyell said: “An inflationary increase to statutory bereavement damages in England and Wales is not good enough. The Government has taken only the smallest of steps to improve the law in this area, and it simply is not enough. The Government must stop treating bereavement damages as a ‘token’. These damages are supposed to acknowledge that a life has been lost needlessly. The inflationary increase is still only a derisory sum, nor does it recognise that the impact of the loss of a loved one cannot be one size fits all. It is long overdue for England, Wales and Northern Ireland to adopt the Scottish system of assessing each claim on a case-by-case basis.”

Past statements and comments

Government announces extension to fixed recoverable costs, 08 Sep 2021
Department of Justice to set the personal injury discount rate in Northern Ireland at -1.75 per cent, 26 Mar 2021
Whiplash reforms delayed from April 2021 to May 2021, 11 Jan 2021
APIL statement following ministerial announcement to delay whiplash reforms until April 2021, 21 Apr 2020
Implementation of the whiplash reform programme, 27 Feb 2020
Response to Scottish personal injury discount rate announcement, 30 Sep 2019
Government responds to MedCo consultation - APIL statement, 05 Sep 2019
Lord Chancellor announces discount rate change – APIL response, 15 Jul 2019

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