Response to Justice Committee hearing on raising Small Claims Limit

Response to Justice Committee hearing on raising Small Claims LimitResponse to Justice Committee hearing on raising Small Claims LimitPress release
16th January 2018

It is extremely disappointing, but not surprising in the slightest, that the Government continues not to listen and is formulating this major reform programme with little or no reliable data or evidence, instead basing it upon some historical assumptions about fraud, in particular from the ABI, that have long since been discredited by all sides in the debate.

These reforms will have a very real impact upon hundreds of thousands of innocent accident victims every year and the government must have a better answer to some of the consequences than relying upon an already over-stretched charitable sector to support LIPs navigate a process that they will find complex and hoping that a re-energised CMC market can somehow be contained.

MASS Chair, Simon Stanfield

MASS’ written evidence submitted to the House of Commons’ Justice Select Committee on its inquiry into ‘Government plans to raise the small claims limit’ (December 2017) can be viewed here


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