Publishing the bill, Justice Secretary David Gauke said: "The number of whiplash claims has been too high for too long, and is symptomatic of a wider compensation culture
If you listen to the industry body, the Association of British Insurers, a big problem is today's compensation culture
Damages and Compensation Culture
: Comparative Perspectives
Jonathan Isaby, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: "The compensation culture
is costing taxpayers dear and every pound spent on settlements or higher insurance premiums is a pound that isn't spent on essential services such as road maintenance or social care.
The TaxPayers' Alliance, said: "This compensation culture
is out of control and it is taxpayers who end up with the bill."
I WROTE a couple of years ago complaining about the legal compensation culture
Indeed, the proliferation of inflated the "cash-for-crisis", or "where there is blame, there is a claim" compensation culture
has weakened this nation culturally and economically.
No compensation culture
then - not that my parents would have claimed anyway.
Their comments to the House of Commons transport select committee last month continue a fightback against compensation culture
after Birmingham based National Express West Midlands successfully fought a spurious whiplash claim in the city's county courts.
At a summit with leading insurers, Prime Minister David Cameron criticised the "compensation culture
" and pledged to reduce the current pounds 1,200 fee for lawyers on small personal injury claims.
Emma Boon, from the Taxpayers' Alliance, said: "Sadly the growing compensation culture
is partly responsible for many of these bonkers payouts.