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Personal Injury: Compensation

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 29487, tabled on 2 March 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress his Department has made on implementing the recommendations of the whiplash reform programme.

Answered on

8 March 2016

Further reforms were announced in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement in November. Those reforms will remove the right to compensation for pain, suffering and loss of amenity from minor whiplash injuries, and reduce legal costs by raising the small claims limit for personal injury claims to £5,000. The government will consult on the detail of these reforms in due course, with a view to implementing them as soon as the necessary legislation is in place.

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