Victims of crime who suffer ‘minor’ injuries will no longer be able to claim compensation though the Government’s scheme, Ken Clarke announced this week.
In response to the Getting it Right for Victims and Witnesses consultation, the justice secretary announced plans to reform the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme ‘so that it is focused on seriously injured victims of series crime’. Mr Clarke confirmed that the Government intends to remove injuries currently valued at less than £2,500 and significantly reduce payments for claims below £11,000.
The new scheme has been laid before Parliament and will be assigned to a parliamentary committee for approval.
The Government seems intent on reducing access to justice in or areas of Civil Law.