RGDATA urges government to pass Occupiers Liability Amendment Bill to reduce insurance costs for shops

RGDATA director general Tara Buckley
RGDATA director general Tara Buckley

Amendment "will rebalance the duty of care and make it fairer, more proportionate and reasonable," says RGDATA director general Tara Buckley

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14 July 2020 | 0

RGDATA has contacted Taoiseach Michael Martin and all the relevant Ministers to highlight the early actions that government needs to take to reduce insurance costs for shops.

According to RGDATA, the proposed amendment to the Occupiers Liability Bill will rebalance the duty of care and make it fairer, more proportionate and reasonable.

The bill is supported by the Alliance for Insurance Reform as a necessary measure to bring down the cost of liability insurance.

“Businesses continue to face excessively high insurance costs and limited choices of insurers,” said RGDATA director general Tara Buckley.

“The Programme for Government promises that insurance reforms will be prioritized,” she continued. “Businesses and consumers cannot wait for more consultative groups, studies, surveys, and business closures. We need action now.”

 

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