Just like the town folk in the fairy tale about the duped naked Emperor, we could all see that something odd was going on here but none of us called it out. The Lord Chancellor Robert Buckland now has.
In a Parliamentary statement today he confirmed that implementation of the whiplash reforms will be delayed until 1 August 2020. He also clarified important aspects of the package of measures, including handling arrangements for vulnerable road users and the shelving of plans for ADR.
Regrettably, this is not a comprehensive update on the whiplash and small claims reforms that are due to be implemented in just over a year. The title is, however, the heading used by Justice Minister Lord Keen in a recent letter about these reforms to the Justice Select Committee.
Working out how any post-Brexit motor insurance regime in the UK might fit with the European regime is not completely straightforward at a time when both have a lot of moving parts. Continue reading