Report: Riot recovery held back by Government

Police officers stand in front of a burning building in Tottenham, August 7, 2011 Credit: Reuters/Stefan Wermuth

A new report from the London Assembly says more should have been done to speed up compensation payments for businesses hit by last years riots.

The report, Picking up the Pieces, argues that poor coordination and the Government's lack of urgency held back the recovery process.

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Push for riot payouts

London Assembly members are to question insurance companies over delays in settling claims following the London riots. They're also expected to call on the Government to reform the Riot Damages Act.