Insurers hit as discount rate cut from 2.5% to minus 0.75%


The Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary, Liz Truss, has cut the discount rate - also known as the Ogden rate - from 2.5% to minus 0.75% effective 20 March 2017. The rate is used by courts when applying a calculation to the returns on the lowest risk investments, typically Index Linked Gilts, for victims of life-changing injuries who accept lump sum compensation payments. The actual amount they receive is adjusted according to the interest they can expect to earn by investing it. By making t