Extending the Road Traffic Accident Personal Injury Scheme

On 27 February 2013, the Government announced its decisions with regard to the implementation of the extended Road Traffic Accident (RTA) scheme.

Accordingly, amendments to the fixed recoverable costs (FRC) regime in respect of the existing scheme (RTA up to £10,000) began on 30 April 2013.

The remaining changes will be implemented from the end of July 2013. These comprise:

  • the introduction of new protocols extending the scheme to £25,000 and to Employers’ Liability (EL) and Public Liability (PL) and the accompanying FRC regime; and
  • a new FRC regime for cases falling out of the extended protocols.