The Damaging Civil Liabilities Bill

I'm supporting important Labour amendments to the Government's Civil Liability Bill today.

Under the pretence of cracking down on fraudulent whiplash claims, this Government is slashing compensation payouts for genuinely injured people, and reducing access to justice for those injured not only on our roads but in the workplace too, by making it harder to access legal help and representation.

In return, the Government are claiming extra money in pockets of big insurance companies as a result of this Bill will cut insurance premiums for everyone else.

It's a laughable claim.

The insurance industry has already saved over £11bn since 2012 - and insurance premiums are higher than ever.

The Government should just come clean about what the Civil Liabilities Bill really is: a capitulation in the interests of profits for their friends in the insurance industry.

You can read more about some of the changes being made here.