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No, there is no concept of ‘punitive’ damages in the UK, so compensation will be the actual loss you have incurred.
There are two types of damages in the UK : Special damages are awarded for quantifiable losses, such as loss of profits. General damages are awarded for unquantifiable losses, such as physical inconvenience and loss of amenity. Damages in a contract dispute under English law is to put the innocent party in the position he/she/they would have been in had the breach not occurred.
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