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Detail of outcome
We will implement option 2 and make changes to panel meeting timing to biannual meetings. We will also consider what external communication activity would increase awareness of the schemes.
Detail of feedback received
We received 8 responses from a variety of stakeholders, including:
- existing panel members
- representative organisations
- members of the public
On 11 February 2015, the Secretary of State for Business took the decision to remove Option 3 from this consultation, about closure of the schemes. Although Option 3 remains set out in the consultation document, we’re no longer seeking views on this option. As a result, we’ve removed questions 5 to 7 from the response form, and ask that you do not include comments about Option 3 when when responding to this consultation.
We want to know to your views about the future of the Enemy Property Payment and Baltic States compensation schemes.
During the Second World War the government confiscated all assets in British territory owned by residents of enemy countries. These schemes were established in 1999 to compensate those who had their assets in the UK incorrectly confiscated under the Trading with the Enemy Act. Claimants were either victims of Nazi persecution, or were only considered ‘enemies’ at the time because their countries were under occupation.
There has been a significant decrease in the number of claims submitted in recent years. This decline in demand has led us to consult on the future of the scheme.