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Lord Chancellor announces start of discount rate review – APIL response

19 Mar 2019
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APIL president, Brett Dixon said: “I hope the Lord Chancellor will make his decision based on the very real needs of people who suffer catastrophic, life-changing injuries through no fault of their own. It is also important to remember that compensation for very serious injuries can sometimes be paid by installments (‘periodical payment orders’, or PPOs). The need to address barriers to that system is now urgent. The needs of some catastrophically injured people are best served by a lump sum payment, others by installments and still others by a combination of the two. If the Government is determined to make changes to the discount rate, it is important to make sure we have a new way of using PPOs at the same time.

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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