UK: Infected blood victims to receive £100k interim compensation payment (via Irish Legal News)

Thousands of victims of the infected blood scandal will each receive an interim compensation payment of £100,000, the UK government has announced.

Payments will be made in England by the end of October, while the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will have responsibility for distributing the funds in their own nations.

The decision to make tax-free interim payments to those who have been infected and bereaved partners follows a recommendation last month from Sir Brian Langstaff, who chaired the inquiry into the scandal.

To read the full story please visit: