Clamping down on fraudulent holiday sickness claims

Today, I announced that the Ministry of Justice has issued a call for evidence on the government’s plans to crackdown on fraudulent holiday sickness claims. Bogus claims encouraged by unscrupulous lawyers push up the price of holidays for everyone else – so tackling the problem will cut the cost for families taking a break.

Since 2013, there has been an upsurge in the number of Britons making false insurance claims which risks driving up the price of summer holidays abroad for hard-working families. The call for evidence urges tour operators to make public the volume of claims and damages awarded in relation to personal injury claims arising from package holidays, and proposes introducing more predictable and transparent costs for tour operators looking to dispute a fraudulent claim. It is running until 10 November 2017.

You can read reporting in The Times here, and the Ministry of Justice press release here.