To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to withdraw the responsibility for the Windrush Compensation Scheme from the Home Office and give the responsibility to an independent body.
8 December 2021
Moving the operation of the Scheme from the Home Office would risk significantly delaying payments to people.
Since the changes we made to the Scheme in December, the amount of compensation paid has risen from less than £3 million to over £31.6 million, with a further £5.6 million having been offered, and there is no cap on the amount of compensation we will pay out.
The compensation scheme continues to be subject to robust internal scrutiny and regular scrutiny from external stakeholders.