Specialist Lawyers React To No Compensation For UK VW Owners

VW Scandal Deemed A ‘Very Different Situation’ Compared To US


It has been announced that Volkswagen car owners in the UK affected by the diesel emissions scandal last year will not receive compensation, despite compensation being offered in the US, as the UK Volkswagen boss, Paul Willis, deems it a "very different situation". 

He explained that the firm was, instead, conducting the necessary work on the vehicles to ensure the problems are fixed, rather than making payments to British drivers. 

Following further compensation payments last week to US consumers, the House of Commons' Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee asked Volkswagen why this is not happening in the UK. 

Mr Willis said: "Unfortunately the United States is a very different situation to Europe. We have a situation in the United States where at the moment it's not clear whether we have a fix for the cars.” 

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Daniel Brumpton, Product Liability expert at Irwin Mitchell, said: