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Holiday sickness fakers face government crackdown

Holiday sickness fakers face government crackdown

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Ministers are seeking to make it harder for UK holidaymakers to make bogus food poisoning claims.Travel industry bosses and Spanish hotels have complained of a huge rise in false insurance claims.They warned that heavy payouts could lead to British tourists paying higher package holiday prices and being barred from some resorts.The government said it would reduce the cash incentives of bringing such cases against holiday firms.'Delicate'Justice Secretary David Lidington said it wanted to limit the legal costs that travel firms had to pay out for the claims."Our message to those who make false holiday sickness claims is clear - your actions are damaging and will not be tolerated," Mr Lidington said.The problem recently led Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to observe British digestive systems...