The Ministry of Justice have delayed their  announcement on the review of the discount rate, which is used to discount future losses in Personal Injury claims to reflect  the rate of interest which Claimants can expect to receive on investing their compensation. Insurers are concerned about the impact on their profits if the discount rate is reduced but for years Claimants have been under compensated as a consequence of the failure to adjust the discount rate to reflect falling interest rates and the rate of return that can actually be achieved.  For a Claimant with life changing injuries and significant future losses for the rest of their life it results in uncertainty about whether the compensation awarded will be sufficient to cover the cost of items such as care, equipment and therapies.