Lords examines Civil Liability Bill

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16 May 2018

The Civil Liability Bill concluded its committee stage, the first chance for line by line scrutiny, in the Lords on Tuesday 15 May.

Members discussed subjects including cold-calling, reviewing the rate of return and motor vehicle insurance premiums.

Report stage, a further chance to examine the bill and make changes, is yet to be scheduled.

Lords committee stage day one: Thursday 10 May

Members discussed subjects including the definition of a whiplash injury, vulnerable road users and alternative methods for setting damages award tariffs.

Lords second reading: Tuesday 24 April

Members discussed a number of subjects covered by the bill, including fraudulent injury claims, reductions in insurance premiums and proposals to delay a change in the personal injury discount rate until 2020.

Civil Liability Bill summary

This bill aims to:

  • reform the claims process for whiplash claims with injuries lasting up to two years as a result of road traffic accidents
  • make changes to the way the personal injury discount rate, applied to lumps sums awarded for future loss of income, is set

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