Unfair to crime victims

First published in Letters by

TORY AND Lib-Dem MPs have approved cuts to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme which will come into force on November 27.

From this date, the vast majority of innocent victims of violent crime will no longer be eligible for any compensation or will have any award for their injuries or loss of earnings substantially reduced.

So if you, or anyone you know, has sustained injuries as the result of crime, they should contact the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority on 0300 003 3601 and make a claim by November 26 at the latest. Members of Usdaw and many other unions will have a free legal helpline they can call or Victim Support can help you make a claim.

Usdaw thinks these cuts are unnecessary and callous and will continue to campaign to reverse them. If you agree, then please contact your MP and let him or her know what you think about cutting support for victims of crime.

John Hannett, General Secretary of Usdaw, Wilmslow Road, Manchester.

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10:48am Fri 23 Nov 12

perplexed says...

Perhaps a better use of the £100m spent on Police Crime Commissioners?What does it say about our so called democracy which rewards indolent politicians while penalising the innocent victims of crime!

Our politicians never seem to trust us with referenda on the things that matter to the people , but only those things which seem to benefit themselves. Strange that!
Perhaps a better use of the £100m spent on Police Crime Commissioners?What does it say about our so called democracy which rewards indolent politicians while penalising the innocent victims of crime! Our politicians never seem to trust us with referenda on the things that matter to the people , but only those things which seem to benefit themselves. Strange that! perplexed
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11:33am Fri 23 Nov 12

ColdAsChristmas says...

I'm with you perplexed. They keep wasting money and then find cuts to make up some of the waste and then borrow the shortfall. Another £7Billion to be passed onto the tax payer for more green energy announced today instead of getting on with Shale gas extraction.
I'm with you perplexed. They keep wasting money and then find cuts to make up some of the waste and then borrow the shortfall. Another £7Billion to be passed onto the tax payer for more green energy announced today instead of getting on with Shale gas extraction. ColdAsChristmas
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4:31am Mon 26 Nov 12

Magicman! says...

Perhaps the ConDems want to allow Starbucks another year or two of Tax Free earnings, especially if Starbucks supports these political parties in a financial way.
Perhaps the ConDems want to allow Starbucks another year or two of Tax Free earnings, especially if Starbucks supports these political parties in a financial way. Magicman!
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