The Supreme Court issued a surprising Judgment today, ruling that “collateral lies” told
by claimants in insurance claims should not constitute fraud if they do not affect the claim’s outcome.
On 29 July, new legislation was introduced which limits compensation awards in unfair dismissal claims.
The Unfair Dismissal (Variation of the Limit of Compensatory Award) Order 2013 sets the maximum amount of compensation which can be claimed for unfair dismissal to the lower of £74,200 or 52 weeks’ pay.
It has not gone unnoticed that in the past few years, insurance premiums have risen while statistics prove that profit levels at the UK’s largest insurance companies have risen considerably.