MORE than £2.1million in compensation has been paid out due to potholes damaging cars…with campaigners calling for money to be invested into road repairs.

Figures released via a Freedom of Information request reveal Essex County Council has received 11,200 claims for compensation since 2011 – with 945 of them being successful.

As a result of damage and injury claims, as well as legal costs, the council has paid out more than £2.1million

Reported by the Basildon Echo. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.