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Update from the UK Government

The UK Government is working towards introducing new law to establish the Infected Blood Compensation Scheme. This will not have any immediate impact on your support payments.

On 17 April 2024 the UK Government tabled an amendment to the Victims and Prisoners Bill that places a duty on the UK Government to establish a UK-wide Infected Blood Compensation Scheme and establishes a new arms-length body, named the Infected Blood Compensation Authority, to deliver it when the Bill becomes law. This is a significant step towards delivering compensation for victims of infected blood, with the intention of speeding up the implementation of the Government's response to the Infected Blood Inquiry.

Within that amendment, there are powers for the UK Government to transfer the Infected Blood Support Schemes across the UK into the Infected Blood Compensation Authority if they should so wish at a later date. This provides options to make best use of the vital knowledge, experience and expertise the existing support schemes have gained over the years in order to benefit beneficiaries. In Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, transfers can only be made with the consent of the relevant devolved authority.

Please be assured details on future compensation and any changes to how your financial support is paid, will be clearly communicated to you in advance.

We do not have further information at this time.