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Six Inuit snatched by Denmark 70 years ago demand compensation

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Six Inuit who were snatched from their families in Greenland and taken to Denmark 70 years ago are demanding compensation from Copenhagen for a lost childhood. In 1951, Denmark took 22 children from its former colony ...

MoD has settled 417 Iraq war compensation claims this year

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The Ministry of Defence has quietly settled 417 Iraq compensation claims and paid out several million pounds to resolve accusations that British troops subjected Iraqis to cruel and inhumane treatment, arbitrary deten...

Illegally sterilised Czech women to be offered compensation

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Women sterilised without their consent are to be offered compensation in the Czech Republic after President Miloš Zeman signed a bill into law this week. The women, most of whom were Roma, will be awarded 300,000 Cze...

UK watchdog will not block Provident’s compensation scheme in court

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The UK’s financial watchdog has announced that it will not formally oppose Provident Financial’s plans for its doorstep lending unit in court, even though it has said it does not support its compensation scheme for cu...

Ever Given released from Suez canal after compensation agreed

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Suez Canal authorities have released the cargo ship that blocked the waterway for nearly a week in March. The Ever Given was seen leaving the canal after its Japanese owner, Shoei Kisen Kaisha Ltd, agreed compensation...

Independent body should run Windrush compensation scheme, Labour says

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Labour has called on the government to remove the handling of the much-criticised Windrush compensation scheme from the Home Office so it can be run by a neutral, independent body, after two years of complaints from c...

Amigo faces insolvency after UK court rejects compensation cap

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The sub-prime lender Amigo faces potential collapse after confirming that it will not appeal against a high court decision that blocked a scheme to cap customer compensation. Amigo, which charges 49.9% interest and re...

Amigo Loans shares dive as high court rejects compensation cap

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Shares in the UK sub-prime lender Amigo have plummeted on fears that the firm could collapse, after the high court refused to approve a controversial proposal to cap customer compensation claims. Amigo tumbled as much...

Windrush scandal: 21 people have died before receiving compensation

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The Home Office has revealed that 21 people have died while waiting for Windrush compensation claims to be paid, amid continuing concern that the scheme is taking too long to make payments to elderly people affected b...

Windrush victims to be offered free legal advice amid low compensation take-up

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Concern over the low level of applications to the Windrush compensation scheme has prompted eight leading law firms to join forces to offer free legal advice on completing applications to people affected by the scanda...

High court allows troubled Amigo Loans to cap compensation payments

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High-cost lender Amigo Loans will press ahead with a rescue plan to cap compensation payments for nearly 1 million customers after the high court rejected concerns the proposed scheme would unfairly harm customers. Am...

Deliveroo’s £16m gift to loyal riders ‘is no compensation for bad pay’

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Deliveroo is lining up a £16m “thank you fund” for a quarter of its riders with those delivering the most orders set to receive up to £10,000. The fund is set to launch alongside a planned $7bn (£5bn) stock market flo...