Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Select Transport Committee said Chancellor George Osborne only consulted with the insurance industry rather than the victims of motor accidents. The Law Society believes UK’s disadvantaged cannot have access to proper legal counsel with the lower claims amounts.

Chancellor George Osborne announced in his Spending Review that the UK’s insurance industry is losing £2bn to fraudulent and exaggerated injury claims. About £90 is added to a motorist’s insurance premium to address the expense.

Osborne proposed to increase the small claims court’s limit from £1000 to £5000. This would address all complaints, including minor soft tissue injuries.

The Law Society President Jonathan Smithers said many soft tissue injuries in car accidents include facial scarring, which is valued above £5000. This guarantees an unfair disadvantage to insurers, who could call on legal representatives to challenge a claim at any time.

However, the insurance industry finds it more convenient to pay out for the injuries rather than hire legal representatives to probe their numerous claims, according to an insider.

According to Steve Cornforth, a Senior Partner at EAD, Osborne has believed the lie of the “compensation culture”. He said media and the insurance industry itself had hyped the latter.

Type 2 diabetes, which is common among middle-aged men and women worldwide, can be cured by losing weight in the pancreas.

Research shows that about 1 gram of fat in the pancreas is the real reason for the slow insulin production in the body. Losing the amount of fat in the pancreas can almost immediately reverse the illness by introducing proper amounts of insulin in the body.

According to Newcastle University’s Professor Roy Taylor:

“So if you ask how much weight you need to lose to make your diabetes go away, the answer is one gram. But that gram needs to be fat from the pancreas. At present the only way we have to achieve this is by calorie restriction by any means, whether by diet or an operation.

“What is interesting is that regardless of your present body weight and how you lose weight, the critical factor in reversing your Type 2 diabetes is losing that one gram of fat from the pancreas,” he explained.

The study involved 18 obese people with Type 2 diabetes. They were given gastric band surgery and had a restricted diet for eight weeks. Patients aged between 25 and 65 lost about 2.2 stone, about 13 per cent of their body weight. They lost about 0.6 grams of fat from their pancreas in the process, allowing it to restore insulin levels in the body to normal.