Councils 'have tightened pothole payout criteria'
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Local authorities across Scotland have had to pay out £1.7m to motorist in compensation for damage cause by potholes.