Windrush: two years on, victims describe long waits and 'abysmal' payouts

Many people pushed into financial difficulties by Home Office errors are still waiting for compensation Applicants to the Windrush compensation scheme have spoken about the difficulties they have experienced in securing payouts. Some are concerned by the long delays between applying and being awarded damages, others have expressed unhappiness about the amount they have been offered. Their testimony comes after the Guardian revealed that the most senior black Home Office employee in the team responsible for the scheme resigned earlier this year, describing it as systemically racist and unfit for purpose. Continue reading...

Many people pushed into financial difficulties by Home Office errors are still waiting for compensation Applicants to the Windrush compensation scheme have spoken about the difficulties they have experienced in securing payouts. Some are concerned by the long delays between applying and being awarded damages, others have expressed unhappiness about the amount they have been offered. Their testimony comes after the Guardian revealed that the most senior black Home Office employee in the team responsible for the scheme resigned earlier this year, describing it as systemically racist and unfit for purpose. Continue reading...