Who will pay? We all will ! The Riot (Damages) Act 1886.
The Court of Appeal (Civil Division) Lord Dyson MR, Moore-Bick and Lewison LJJ has now handed down judgment in Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co (Europe) Ltd v Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime  EWCA Civ 682. The outcome of this appeal is that the Mayor of London's Office is liable to pay those compensation claims made under the 1886 Act in relation to Sony's warehouse. As a matter of interpretation of the 1886 Act, the Court of Appeal has also held that the Mayor's Office is liable for consequential losses such as loss of profit and loss of rent. The decision of the Court of Appeal is covered by The Guardian 20th May 2014
Following the disorder,
the Home Secretary (Theresa May) requested Neil Kinghan to conduct a review of the 1886 Act. He reported in November 2013. On 8th November 2013, the Home Office commented about the review - New proposals to reform Riot Damages Act and also see BBC News 8th November 2013.
Riot (Damages) Act 1886