compensation

Councils 'have tightened pothole payout criteria'

05/02/2024

Compensation paid by councils for damage caused by potholes has fallen by more than a half, with some giving out ‘next to nothing’, according to a new analysis of official data.

Durham sees huge decrease in pothole compensation claims

09/08/2018

Durham County Council has seen a dramatic fall in the number of claims it receives for pothole damage, from a peak five years ago when it had nearly 500 claims.

New guidance released on highway authority liabilities

17/03/2017

New guidance on managing highways liability risk has been released by the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) - titled Well Managed Highway Liability Risk - providing a comprehensive framework for authorities across the UK.

Study shows pothole compensation claim made every 17 minutes

13/10/2016

A study carried out by the RAC Foundation shows that drivers made at least 31,483 claims against councils for vehicle damage caused by poor road conditions in the last financial year.

£100m paid out in compensation claims over last two years, TPA reveals

21/01/2016

New research from the TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) has shown that, across Great Britain over the last two years, over £100m has been paid out in compensation claims against local authorities.

Pothole claims reach £3.2m

26/01/2015

UK motorists claimed more than £3 million compensation for pothole damage last year, according to a survey carried out by the RAC Foundation.

Poor roads cost councils £15m in compensation

30/08/2012

Damage caused to vehicles by poorly maintained roads is estimated to have cost councils £15m in compensation payouts to drivers this year.

Scottish councils pay out £1.7m for pothole damage

05/01/2012

Local authorities across Scotland have had to pay out £1.7m to motorist in compensation for damage cause by potholes.

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