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Posted in Market developments, UK

UK: Government sets out in the Queen’s Speech measures for protecting insurance customers

The government has today set out the details of its legislative programme for the next two years in the Queen’s Speech.  One of the issues to be addressed in this parliamentary session will be tackling the “compensation culture” surrounding whiplash claims, in addition to much stricter regulation of the activities of claims management companies (“CMCs“).

Posted in Regulatory and legislative updates, UK

UK: Tackling the whiplash compensation culture: Government proposes reforms

The Issue The number of RTA (road traffic accident) related soft tissue injury claims (known as ‘whiplash claims’) has increased by 50% since 2006.  This is despite the fact that the UK’s roads are among the safest in Europe, improvements in vehicle safety and a decrease in the number of reported road accidents. A significant reason for