U-turn on curbing payments to victims of minor criminal assaults – The Guardian

Posted September 11th, 2012 in assault, compensation, news, victims by tracey

“In the latest government U-turn, ministers have axed plans to scrap compensation payments to victims of minor criminal assaults. The Ministry of Justice had wanted to limit payments under the criminal injuries compensation scheme so that only seriously injured victims would be eligible, saving £50m on a bill to taxpayers that last year stood at £449m.”

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The Guardian, 11th September 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk