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Chancellor’s Autumn Statement

23 Nov 2016
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Chancellor’s Autumn Statement – reaction from Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) 23 November 2016

APIL president Neil Sugarman said:

“The Chancellor's statement that reforms to personal injury claims will deliver lower premiums for motorists while at the same time announcing an increase in insurance premium tax is astounding. The insurance industry has a track record of failing to pass on savings made from previous reforms by lowering premiums. These excessive reforms will affect the long-held right of genuinely injured people to claim compensation, taking the common law back to the dark ages. The excuse that they will generate a saving for motorists when those same motorists will almost certainly be forced to pay for the increase in tax simply adds insult to injury.”

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
Reactionary statement following inflationary increase to bereavement damages, 20 Mar 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

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