Mesothelioma compensation

By Ross Findon

Sunday, March 23, 2014

 

GOVERNMENT compensation to victims of the asbestos-related industrial disease mesothelioma is to rise from £115,000 to £123,000.

The disease has led to the deaths of many Islanders, particularly affecting those who worked in shipbuilding.

The increase came after savings were made in the administration of the scheme, according to the Department for Work and Pensions. The change will come into effect from April.

Reporter: rossf@iwcpmail.co.uk

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