Riot victims invited to give views on insurance law

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A London council has invited victims of the Tottenham riots riot to a summit on insurance law following the government’s review of the Riots (Damages) Act 1886.

Haringey Council is holding the public meeting at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London on 11 July to give residents a say on proposed changes to the law to protect and compensate communities affected by riots.

Council leaders are encouraging residents who claimed for riot damage to attend the meeting and give their views on how exisitng legislation could be improved.

Haringey Council leader councillor Claire Kober said: “We know that many people made claims for damage to their homes and businesses during the 2011 riots. I urge anyone affected to come along next week and have their say so that this independent review hears how the law can be improved for the future.”

A session for businesses will run between 3.30pm and 5pm, followed by one for residents between 6pm and 7.30pm.