RTA portal is set for extension
The new RTA portal is due to be implemented at the end of April with basic fees staying the same. However the extended RTA portal which is to include public and employers’ liability claims and cases worth £25,000 will be implemented at the end of July 2013.
The new fixed recoverable costs (FRCs) for cases falling out of the extended protocols will also start at the end of July. In its long awaited decision the government said it is “reasonable and proportionate to consider referral fees as relevant to the costs and to propose adjustment to FRCs in the light of the forthcoming referral fee ban in April 2013”. The changes are intended to bring more balance to the system and to create an environment where insurers can pass on savings to their customers through lower premiums.