Compensation for people injured in terrorist attacks in Great Britain is paid from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme. There is a separate, broadly similar scheme in Northern Ireland for people injured there.
The compensation provision available to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority for incidents occurring in Great Britain was augmented by £5 million in 2005-06 to cover the extra costs of compensation arising from the 7/7 bombings. A further £2.5 million is being provided in the current financial year for the victims of the 7/7 bombings outside the terms of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.
Payments made to victims of terrorist incidents occurring in the last 24 months total £2.12 million to date. These payments are all in respect of the London bombings.
Other payments made in the last 24 months in respect of all previous terrorist incidents total £1.06 million. These payments relate to the London (Soho) bombing of 1999 and the Manchester bombing of 1996, and include both final awards and interim awards.
The Government also contributed £1 million to the London Bombings Relief Charitable Fund, which has made payments totalling around £8 million to victims of the London bombings.