Call for evidence on discount rate setting welcomed


The insurance sector and lawyers have welcomed the beginning of a review process into how the discount rate, also known as the Ogden rate, is determined.

Yesterday, (6 December), Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, David Gauke, issued a call for evidence from experts about how the rate is set kicking off a process which is expected to complete in the second quarter of 2019.

A final decision is due 140 days from the Civil Liability Bill, which includes detail on the discount

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