Consultation on employers' liability insurance

Close date: 5 May 2010

The Government consults on proposals to improve the circumstances of people who need to trace employers' liability insurance policies to obtain compensation for an accident that occurred during their employment. The proposals seek to alleviate problems caused when individuals are diagnosed with a disease several years after their employment has terminated, by which time records as to insurance details may have been lost or destroyed. The Government wishes to create an Employers’ Liability Tracing Office to manage a database of policies and to set up a compensation fund of last resort.
Consultation document: Accessing consultation - supporting people who need to trace employers' liability insurance (PDF format, 355K) (on the DWP website)