Compensation Paid to Motorists

Under the Freedom of Information Act can I ask for the following information:

• The amount of compensation that has been paid to motorists for road accidents over the last four financial years? (2016/17, 2015/16, 2014/15, 2013/14)

2013/2014 – £148,932.90
2014/2015 – £36,311.42
2015/2016 – £23,545.54
2016/2017 – £13,493.19

• How much of that is for pothole-related damage? Ideally can I have that data year on year.

2013/2014 – £145,350.45
2014/2015 – £32,797.96
2015/2016 – £22,636.56
2016/2017 – £12,628.45

• How many claims have been made? How many claims are still open and how many have the council admitted fault/liability?

 

2013 – 2017: 2215 claims have been made. Liability has been accepted for 1003. 34 claims are still ongoing.