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Jet2holidays welcomes Government probe into false sickness claims

Jet2holidays

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October 13, 2017 at 13:32

Jet2holidays today welcomes the Government’s call for evidence to help crack down on false holiday sickness claims.

The Call for Evidence, being launched today, asks the industry and others to submit a wide range of information, from the volumes of claims to the amount of damages awarded.

This evidence will give Ministers a greater insight into the rise in false claims for gastric illnesses being brought by British holidaymakers, and be used to help identify next steps to tackle false claims.

Jet2holidays has played a leading role in this campaign, and we will be providing evidence to support this crackdown.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: “We welcome the Government’s commitment to crackdown on the fraudulent sickness claim culture, fuelled by touts and unscrupulous claims management companies.”

“We’ve worked hard to warn our customers about the risks of bringing fraudulent claims, but it’s become clear the Government needs to step in, which is why this Call for Evidence is so important.”

“Jet2holidays looks forward to providing comprehensive evidence to support the case for legal costs control in this area. The Government needs to ensure that the new rules are enacted without delay so that British holidaymakers can continue enjoying their well-deserved holidays without the risk of being duped by these fraudsters.”

See more here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/move-to-end-bogus-holiday-sickness-claims