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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

Fixed costs for personal injury claims against the NHS: APIL response, 15 Feb 2018
MoJ decides on April 2019 to implement whiplash reforms, 12 Feb 2018
APIL's response to the Justice Select Committee report , 30 Nov 2017
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

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