Following the Government's announcement last month (as previously reported here), The Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions & Amounts) (Amendment) Regulation 2010 has come into force. The amendments bring the rates payable under those Regulations into line with the rates also payable to mesothelioma victims under the Pneumoconiosis etc (Workers' Compensation) Act 1979. The new rates will apply to people diagnosed with mesothelioma on or after 1 April 2010.

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