Whiplash reforms timeline in ‘grave doubt’ as general election looms

Whiplash reforms timeline in 'grave doubt' as general election loomsInsurance Post 31st October 2019Whiplash reforms timeline in 'grave doubt' as general election looms

Article includes the following quotes from MASS Chair, Paul Nicholls:

“Already faced with a long list of thorny policy and technical issues to overcome, the announcement of a General Election in December surely makes it impossible to meet the planned timetable of implementing the motor accident claim reforms in April 2020.”

“Before Ministers go off to campaign and officials go into lockdown during the purdah period, the Ministry of Justice should formally announce that implementation is to be delayed to a later date.”

“As Ministers themselves have stressed, the process should not be rushed. It is in no-one interests to have a botched system which does not protect motor accident victims from the outset.”

“Everyone across the claims sector need clarity to plan and prepare for the future and MoJ should do the right thing and make an early announcement about a delay.”

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