Pothole compensation 2014-2019

1. How much money overall has been paid out by Devon County Council in compensation as a result of claims (whether or not liability was accepted) relating to potholes involving (a) cyclists and (b) motorists in each of the last five financial years: 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19?

Please provide the responses for each year separately.

In response to this question and the questions below, the information for 2014 to 2018 is available by way of a response to a previous request for information which is available online at:

https://www.devon.gov.uk/accesstoinformation/archives/information_request/pothole-compensation-2013-2018

In relation to the financial year 2018/19 the total was £43,698

2. How many individual (a) cyclists and (b) motorists have received compensation as a result of legal claims relating to potholes in each of the last five financial years: 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19?

Please provide the responses for each year separately.

In relation to the financial year 2018/19 the total was 83

3. What is Devon County Council’s total expenditure on legal costs defending and settling legal claims, including both their own and the Claimants’ legal costs, for pothole related claims in each of the last five financial years: 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19?

In relation to the financial year 2018/19 the total was £78,137