Asbestos-related cancer cash

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Asbestos-related cancer sufferers are to receive up to £54,000 extra under new compensation rules brought in today.

The Government said compensation will rise to match 100 per cent of average civil claims, up from the current 80 per cent.

Those diagnosed with asbestos-related mesothelioma from February 10 will benefit from the increases.