Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 29th June 2021.

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Photo of Christian Wakeford Christian Wakeford Conservative, Bury South

What steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of fraudulent whiplash claims.

Photo of Alex Chalk Alex Chalk Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

We implemented several important reforms on 31 May to tackle the problems associated with whiplash which will cut costs, reduce fraud and lower motor insurance premiums.

We have introduced a tariff of damages for whiplash injuries, banned pre-medical offers to settle such claims and increased the small claims track limit to £5,000 for road accident related personal injury claims.

Genuinely injured claimants will be supported through a new digital Portal enabling them to settle claims without legal advice.

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