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IPT Increase From 10% to 12% on 1st June 2017

You may be aware that the government has increased the rate of Insurance Premium Tax (“IPT”) from 10.0% to 12.0% with effect from the 1st June 2017. This note explains the effect which this will have on the new ATE…

Posted in After The Event Insurance

Hip – Hip – Hypocrisy

The budget this week increased IPT from 9.5% to 10%. This latest announcement exposes a deep hypocrisy in government thinking and pronouncements. The best way to spot hypocrisy is normally to ask the right questions, so here are four of…

Posted in After The Event Insurance, Personal Injury Claims & ATE Insurance

Hearts and Minds

In 1966, U.S. President Lyndon Johnson instituted a “Hearts and Minds” campaign in Vietnam to try to win the Vietnam war by getting the support of the local population. This was in essence heavy-handed propaganda, and I mention it because…

Posted in After The Event Insurance, Claimant Solicitors & ATE Cover, General Posts about ATE Insurance, Personal Injury Claims & ATE Insurance, RTAs: Road Traffic Accidents, The Jackson Report & ATE Insurance

Shock Small Claims Limit Increase

The government has today made a surprise attack on personal injury claims as part of George Osborne’s spending review. The Small Claims Limit for personal injury claims is to be increased from £1,000 to £5,000, and compensation for whiplash claims will…

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Antonio Caliendo and Barnaby Holdings LLC v Mishcon de Reya (2014)

We all remember the mad “pre-Jackson” rush in February and March 2013. Everyone was desperately trying to buy ATE insurance before 1 April 2013 to cover their older cases, and at the same time finalise CFAs on all their latest…

Posted in Personal Injury Claims & ATE Insurance
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