UK Terrorism Victims now Eligible for Compensation

Victims that have fallen victim of overseas terrorist attacks may now be entitled to compensation if they have lived in the UK for at least three years beforehand. 

Justice Minister Crispin Blunt confirmed that payments were being restricted to those “who have a clear and sufficient connection to the UK.”

The new compensation scheme will be applicable to six attacks that have happened since 2002 including the bombings in Bali last year.

The attacks deemed eligible for compensation by Foreign Secretary William Hague include the 2002 Bali bombings, the 2005 attacks on tourist locations in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, and the 2008 Mumbai attacks in India.