Mesothelioma Act 2014 comes into force

Implementation date: 31 March 2014

The Mesothelioma Act 2014 grants the Secretary of State the power to establish a Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme for making payments to eligible people with diffuse mesothelioma and eligible dependants of people who have died with diffuse mesothelioma. The Mesothelioma Act 2014 (Commencement No.1) Order 2014 commences various sections of the Act, including those relating to the establishment of the scheme. The Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme Regulations 2014 (SI 2014/916) set out further detail about how the scheme will operate.