With effect from 1 July 2009 the Court Special Account rate of interest has fallen to 0.5%. The rate had stood at 6% since 1 February 2002 until 1 February 2009 when it fell to 3%. It then fell to 1.5% on 1 June 2009. As interest on special damages is normally calculated at one-half the Special Account rate, 0.25% is now applicable.