YP Exclusive: South Yorkshire Police scandal payouts bill now £14m and rising

South Yorkshire Police is preparing to find an initial £14m for future compensation payouts to victims of the Hillsborough disaster and the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal – but the final bill may end up being much higher.

A new financial report by the force shows it is setting aside £2.4m each for Hillsborough and CSE-related civil claims this year. On top of that £4.8m figure, The Yorkshire Post can also reveal it is due to apply for a Home Office grant of up to £9m to help cover the costs in 2017/18.

No claims have been settled yet in relation to either scandal and it is likely more money may be required to be set aside in further financial years.

Read more at: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/crime/exclusive-south-yorkshire-police-scandal-payouts-bill-now-14m-and-rising-1-8460188

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2 Responses to YP Exclusive: South Yorkshire Police scandal payouts bill now £14m and rising

  1. pleasant says:

    Will the failed and failing officers be held financially accountable? Why should we pay for their mistakes whilst they get away scott-free? What is the message here – that the institutions that we pay for are above the law they are supposed to uphold, and that they will be bailed out with yet more of our money.?

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