12 September 2008
Bristol city council pays £30,000 in compensation
Some £30,000 in compensation has been paid out to people who have made compensation claims against Bristol city council since August 2007, thisisbristol.co.uk has reported.
Under the Freedom of Information Act, the news site found that many of the payouts were for personal injury claims for falls on council-maintained pavements, as well as damage to cars as a result of speed bumps, car park barriers and raised manhole covers.
According to a council spokesman, the organisation receives "many compensation claims each year, for a variety of reasons".
Meanwhile, it emerged this week that some 3,000 members of staff at Aberdeen city council are to receive compensation payments totalling a combined £6 million.
The payments are set to be made to care, cleaning and catering staff as compensation for historical gender-related pay inequalities, the Press and Journal reported.
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