Prisons and Courts Bill will leave injured people under-compensated while lining insurers' pockets, says claimant sector

The government will be ‘robbing’ injured people of fair compensation under the ‘deluded belief’ that insurance premiums will fall following a proposed change in the law, lawyers have said today in response to the justice secretary’s unveiling of the Prisons and Courts Bill.

The new bill, set to be introduced to parliament by Liz Truss, proposes the introduction of fixed tariffs to cap whiplash compensation pay outs. The government says the plans will ensure payments are proportionate to the level of i...

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