I was aware there was some sort of Government involvement with potential damages but not entirely sure how that tied in with the manufacturers.Yes. The U.K government have agreed to indemnify. The plaintiff takes, say for example, Astra Zenica to court. The plaintiff wins their case and X in damages. The government have agreed to meet the cost. Same as car insurance. You hit someone in the rear. They claim off you for whiplash. Your insurance company steps into your shoes and deals with the claims.
Although in theory that still waives the manufacturer of liability as the Government are prepared to take the hit for them.
The manufacturer has nothing to lose.
Would that be a fair assessment ??