Pneumoconiosis etc (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 come into force

Implementation date: 1 April 2011

The Regulations increase the lump sum payable to an individual disabled by a disease listed under the Pneumoconiosis etc (Workers’ Compensation) (Northern Ireland) Order 1979 (SR 1979/925), or to persons who were dependants of the individual before he or she died, by 3.1%, rounded up or down to the nearest £1. The Regulations make corresponding provision to regulations made in Great Britain. The Regulations can be viewed on the UK legislation website.