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Does the dressed-down Queen’s Speech hide a reference to changing the discount rate?

With no coach, no robes, no Duke of Edinburgh – and no majority Government – this was a very different Queen’s Speech. Although Brexit and national security were among its critical themes in a Parliamentary session that has been extended to last for two years rather than one, three Bills directly relevant to the general insurance sector were announced. 380 more words

Government

Removing the Tory majority was a major step forward but we need a Labour Government

Labour, led by Jeremy Corbyn defied the predictions of the pundits. In the changed situation so many things are up for grabs. The myth that electoral advance is only possible when you hug the centre (or rather, the centre as defined by the rich and powerful and those who serve them) has been destroyed. 405 more words

Policy Development

Harry Potter and the Untraced Driver

The above is hardly a title to inspire fans of JK Rowling’s most famous character. However, there is a strong link to her best-selling books about the boy wizard in the recent decision on appeal in the road accident claim… 694 more words

Policy Development

Many times I get asked why Sweden is one of the top countries internationally to live in and why Swedes care so much about human rights and for me the answer is always simple: it is primarily about solidarity and compassion. 780 more words

Equality

Future payments for past accidents – options for the injury discount rate

Yesterday the Government issued its latest consultation paper about the discount rate to be used for calculating future loss payments in personal injury cases. It has requested views by 11 May which can be fed in via the… 522 more words

Policy Development

Prison & Courts Bill debate signals reform of the discount rate?

A good deal of this recently-published Government Bill deals with prison reform and prisoner welfare and these issues took up much of the debate on Second Reading in the Commons yesterday, which ran from late afternoon until nearly 10pm. 359 more words

Government