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Mayor wants Manchester reimbursed for costs of terrorism

Release Date: 
04/12/2017

Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham has expressed frustration at the Prime Minister regarding her lack of commitment to covering the costs associated with the terror attack on the city at the beginning of the year.

In a letter to the Greater Manchester Mayor, Mrs May said “reasonable” costs would be covered, but would not commit to reimbursing the city with the full £17m requested to cover all of the damage caused by the attack.

The Mayor said the offer “doesn’t sound satisfactory to me.” He believes that “all costs that were incurred should be reimbursed”.

Following a spate of terrorist attacks involving rental vehicles, the BVRLA has been engaging with the Home Office and Ministry of Justice regarding insurance for operators, whose vehicles are used in acts of terrorism.

To find out more about what the BVRLA is doing to represent the industry on the issue of vehicles and terrorism, contact Member Services Director, Nora Leggett.

Members can also find out more about rental vehicles and terrorism on the BVRLA website.