Whiplash Reforms delayed by a month
In a move likely to disappoint insurers, the reforms set to increase the small claims track limit for RTA claims to £5000 and to introduce a tariff for damages levels for whiplash claims due to come into effect in April 2021 have been further delayed until May 2021. We still await the tariff and rules that will apply and the detail of how it will all work.
The reforms have been a long time coming. Having originally been proposed in 2015, and then intended to be effective on 1 April 2019, they were delayed on several occasions due to the systems and processes that were needed not being ready.
Retailer fined after boy electrocuted at one of it's stores
Tesco Stores Limited has recently been fined £536,000 by magistrates after a 10-year-old child got an electric shock in its branch in Warfield, Bracknell.
The supermarket giant was sentenced at Reading Magistrates Court on 15 December having pleaded guilty to two health and safety offences.