Compensation for Croydon riots debated in Parliament

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Croydon North MP Steve Reed has raised in Parliament the experiences of many of the victims of the 2011 riots who have been let down while seeking compensation.

The Riots Compensation Bill, debated on Friday 4 December in the House of Commons, aims to modernise the compensation system – updating the current legislation which dates back to 1886.

Supporting the Bill, Steve raised the case of Croydon North residents Mr and Mrs Hassan whose business was burned down during the riots. They struggled to get compensation and as a result went into serious arrears.

Steve also spoke about the need for a bigger role for communities and victims in deciding how funding is spent, and the losses suffered by individuals who had to continue paying rent on destroyed properties.

You can watch the debate in full below, or read a transcript here.