In the Media

Home Office may cut payouts to victims of crime

PUBLISHED November 17, 2004

David Blunkett, the Home Secretary, is considering substantial cuts in the budget of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme, the public-funded agency that compensates victims of crime.

The Home Office confirmed yesterday that a proposal had been submitted suggesting that as much as £25 million should be cut from the £160 million budget, a reduction of around 15 per cent.