Pneumoconiosis etc (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 come into force
Implementation date: 1 April 2010
The Regulations increase the amount of compensation paid to people who suffer from certain dust-related diseases, and who are unable to claim damages from their employer, by 1.5%. In addition, the Regulations increase dependants' rates to reduce the disparity between the higher awards made to sufferers and the lower awards made to dependants. The Regulations can be viewed on the OPSI website.