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The MoJ's Impact Assessment for personal injury reform noted that those affected by the reforms "are assumed to find other employment." Tell that to legal professionals with two kids and a mortgage, earning an average salary of £30K. These are ordinary working men and women who will find it very hard to get an equivalent job. Yet these are the very people who the government has promised to prioritise. The MoJ did not bother to put a cost against the many thousands of professionals that would be affected by these reforms, and the knock-on impact on the Exchequer. Let me help. The claimant sector pays £900m p.a to HMG, according to research from Capital Economics, and spends £1.85bn annually on suppliers, supporting a further 26,000 jobs UK-wide. That same report estimated that 35,000 jobs in law firms and among their suppliers are at risk if these reforms become law, or c.80% of the 44,000 people who work in the sector. These are the facts, carefully researched by one of the UK's leading macro-economics consultancies and intended to respond to a government which has chosen, so far, to take the assertions of the insurance industry at face value.

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