Political timeline

Follow key dates through our 2019 political timeline.

  • 20 Mar 2017

    Personal injury discount rate reduced from 2.5% to minus 0.75%

  • 31 Jul 2017

    Jackson review of fixed recoverable costs (supplemental report)

  • 2 Feb 2018

    Asset Freezing (Compensation) Bill introduced to parliament

  • 28 Feb 2018

    Social Media Services Providers (Civil Liability and Oversight) Bill introduced to parliament

  • 8 Mar 2018

    Post-implementation review of LASPO begins

  • 20 Mar 2018

    Civil Liability Bill introduced to parliament

  • 11 Apr 2018

    European Commission proposes New Deal for Consumers Directive

  • 7 May 2018

    Fixed costs for holiday sickness claims in force

  • 25 May 2018

  • 5 Jun 2018

    Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) Act 2018 enacted (Scotland)

  • 14 Jun 2018

    Damages (Investment Returns and Periodical Payments) Bill introduced (Scotland)

  • 19 Jul 2018

    Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill receives Royal Assent

  • 25 Jul 2018

    Government Brexit white paper on financial services

  • 30 Jul 2018

    Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2018 in force

  • 4 Aug 2018

    Financial Market Infrastructure Administration Rules in force

  • 26 Aug 2018

    Government announces insolvency and corporate governance reforms

  • 1 Oct 2018

    Insurance Distribution Directive requirements in force

  • 17 Oct 2018

    Relocation of European Medicines Agency to Amsterdam and European Banking Authority to Paris agreed

  • 17-18 Oct 2018

    EU Brexit summit

  • 23 Oct 2018

    Civil Liability Bill passed with amendments

  • 29 Oct 2018

    Autumn Budget

  • 6 Nov 2018

    US midterm elections

  • 25 Nov 2018

    Special meeting of European Council (withdrawal deal endorsed)

  • Dec 2018

    Final review LASPO Part 2 (civil litigation funding)

  • 11 Dec 2018

    UK Parliament vote on Brexit deal (postponed)

  • 20 Dec 2018

    Civil Liability Bill receives Royal Assent

  • 15 Jan 2019

    UK Parliament vote (postponed from 11 December)

  • 21 Jan 2019

    No-deal Brexit legal cut-off date

  • 30 Jan 2019

    Consultation on setting discount rate closes

  • 31 Jan 2019

    Consultation on Part 1 Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Act 2018 closes

  • Feb 2019

    Drone (Regulation) Bill second reading

  • 12 Feb 2019

    Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill received Royal Assent

  • 11-14 Mar 2019

    European Parliament vote on Brexit deal (last date)

  • 19 Mar 2019

    Start of the discount rate review

  • 28 Mar 2019

    MOJ consultation on extending fixed recoverable costs opens

  • 29 Mar 2019

    UK scheduled to leave the EU

  • Q1 2019

    FCA final rules on temporary permissions regime

  • Q1 2019

    Government response on fixed costs in clinical negligence claims

  • Q1 2019 (est)

    Government response on model directions for credit hire cases

  • Q1 2019 (est)

    Government response on amending domestic law on motor insurance (following Vnuk)

  • 1 Apr 2019

    FCA to take over regulatory control of CMCs

  • 23-26 May 2019

    Elections for the European Parliament in 27 EU countries

  • 1 Jul 2019

    Damages (Investment Returns and Periodical Payments) (Scotland) Act 2019 in force

  • 15 Jul 2019

    Lord Chancellor sets the new discount rate at minus 0.25%

  • 5 Aug 2019

    Start of new discount rate of minus 0.25%

  • 1 Oct 2019

    Expected date for new Scottish discount rate

  • Oct 2019

    Large-scale testing of new online motor claims portal

  • 30 Nov 2019

    Online Court pilot ends

  • 30 Nov 2019

    Mandatory requirements for drone registration in force

  • Apr 2020

    Small claims whiplash reforms in force

  • 2020

    Online Court launched

  • 31 Dec 2020

    End of Brexit transition period