Designated Department for the Victims’ Payments Scheme

Date published: 24 August 2020

The Executive Office has designated the Department of Justice as the Department to exercise the administrative functions of the Victims’ Payments Board on the Board’s behalf under para 2(1) of Schedule 1 to the Victims’ Payments Regulations 2020.


The Office has also agreed to provide grants to the Department of Justice to establish the administrative arrangements for the scheme.  This will allow the recruitment of Board members, IT developments, and other steps needed to establish the Board to proceed.

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