Criminal injuries compensation scheme

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Dear Colleague,

CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION SCHEME

Further to Circular NP/082/12 dated 3 April 2012, I am pleased to inform you that last night the Government announced that it was withdrawing its plans to remove most injuries from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme. This follows intense lobbying by the Union, working with the RMT Parliamentary Group and the submissions put in by Thompsons Solicitors and John Hendy QC on our behalf.

Unfortunately I believe this Government will continue their attack. The Ministry of Justice statement read: “The Government is committed..to reforming the criminal injuries compensation scheme to put it on a sustainable financial footing...and will now consider our next steps.” Please be assured that the Union, along with its Parliamentary Group and legal team, will be vigilant in defending the scheme.

Yours sincerely,

General Secretary