On 18.10.16 This is Money reported that the Transport Committee released “Volkswagen emissions scandal and vehicle type approval: Government response to the Committee’s Third Report of Session 2016-2017 in which it is reported that the Government promised UK owners it will fight for them to receive compensation from VW.
The Department for Transport suggested that owners continue with their own private legal actions against the car brand and that they will in turn support them.
The standout paragraph in the 13-page report read: ‘The Government will continue to fight for compensation for UK consumers and continue our work to ensure that Volkswagen’s serious action of cheating type approval tests is met with the appropriate consequences.
‘The Government has also made clear in its most recent engagement with VW that in relation to costs incurred by the taxpayer and proposed fixes for affected vehicles, respectively, financial reimbursement and warranties are matters of high and urgent priority.’
With the support of the Department for Transport Solicitors dealing with these cases are now preparing to move forward in the actions, to Court.
We will now be preparing the Letters of Claim for each case to be sent to VW. This will be done in the next few weeks and once sent to them they will have the statutory 3 months to investigate liability and response.
We will keep you abreast of any further developments or responses to the Letter of Claim.
In the meantime if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us.