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IPSO explains that anyone who has a valid legal claim against a newspaper taking part in the scheme can, as of 1 August 2018, make it through the IPSO scheme for a maximum fee of £100, and the newspaper has no choice but to arbitrate.

The scheme encompasses the seven best-selling national daily newspapers and eight best-selling Sunday newspapers and will cover claims including libel, invasion of privacy, data protection and harassment.

The new scheme will also include a higher level of damages: claimants can now be awarded up to £60,000, including aggravated damages.

IPSO Chief Executive Matt Tee said “The compulsory arbitration scheme covers the biggest national newspaper titles in the UK and is a low-cost means of people who have been wronged by a newspaper getting compensation without the expense of court and legal fees.” For further information, click here.

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