Windrush Compensation Scheme

Home Office written question – answered at on 7 February 2024.

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Photo of Diane Abbott Diane Abbott Independent, Hackney North and Stoke Newington

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have received an award from the Windrush Compensation Scheme in each quarter since that Scheme was launched.

Photo of Tom Pursglove Tom Pursglove Minister of State (Minister for Legal Migration and Delivery)

An individual could have more than one claim under the Windrush Compensation Scheme Rules, for example as a primary claimant, close family member, or as a representative of an estate. In addition, a claim may receive a preliminary, interim and/or full and final payment.

Data on the total number of people who have received a compensation payment is not published. Transparency Data shows how many claims have received a payment under the scheme.

The latest published data, covering the period up to November 2023, is available here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/windrush-compensation-scheme-data-november-2023. WCS_03 refers; Value of Windrush Compensation Scheme payments made.

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