New Victim Surcharge

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-11-21
Session date: 
November 21, 2012
Reference: 
2012/3372
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What impact do you anticipate the new Victim Surcharge having in London? How much additional funding is it expected to raise, and how will this funding be distributed?

Answer

Answer for New Victim Surcharge

Answer for New Victim Surcharge

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The changes to the Victim Surcharge are anticipated to generate an additional £50 million nationally and I am working with the Ministry of Justice to try to ensure that the allocation is fair to London. The increase will present tremendous opportunities to provide victims of crime in London with the service they need, but funding allocations have yet to be determined.