Windrush Generation: Compensation

Home Office written question – answered on 6th July 2021.

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Photo of Yvette Cooper Yvette Cooper Chair, Home Affairs Committee, Chair, Home Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many offers of compensation have been (a) increased, (b) decreased and (c) upheld as a result of Tier 1 and Tier 2 reviews under the Windrush Compensation Scheme in the period up to 31 May 2021.

Photo of Yvette Cooper Yvette Cooper Chair, Home Affairs Committee, Chair, Home Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her written evidence provided to the Home Affairs Select Committee’s inquiry into the Windrush Compensation Scheme, what the total number of (a) full payments and (b) interim payments was for each of the categories of claim under the Windrush Compensation Scheme in the period (a) up to 31 March 2021 and (b) 1 April to 31 May 2021.

Photo of Yvette Cooper Yvette Cooper Chair, Home Affairs Committee, Chair, Home Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in reference to correspondence from the Home Secretary to the Home Affairs Select Committee, dated 16 February 2021, on changes to the Windrush Compensation Scheme, how many awards of compensation have been (a) reduced or (b) declined because the claimant (i) failed to take reasonable steps to resolve their lawful status, (ii) otherwise failed to take reasonable steps to mitigate losses or impacts, (iii) took unreasonable steps that have resulted in increased losses, and (iv) wilfully defaulted or lack of co-operation in the period up to 31 May 2021.

Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel The Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Home Office has no published data to answer these questions. The information is not readily available in a reportable format nor held centrally and could only be obtained at a disproportionate cost.

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