Reform is to balance a business’s duty of care with personal responsibility of customers
There will be changes to the law on duty of care under proposals aimed at reducing insurance which have been approved by the Cabinet.
The aim of the planned insurance reforms is to balance a property owner or business’s duty of care with personal responsibility of customers or members of the public.
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said the plans are an “important part of what we are doing to make insurance more available and less expensive for customers, community groups, clubs and businesses and to give them more choice of insurers.”
He added: “I believe it strikes a new, fairer and more reasonable balance, between the steps an owner or operator of a premises must take to keep their customers and visitors safe, and what individuals themselves can be expected to take responsibility for when entering a business, club or community building”.
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