Speed up Windrush compensation payments, say victims and campaigners

Five years after scheme’s launch, one victim’s daughter describes how father died before receiving payout

Compensation payments for people affected by the Windrush scandal should be speeded up and increased, victims and campaigners have said.

The Windrush compensation scheme was launched by the Home Office five years ago this week after widespread outrage over the scandal, in which thousands of British people were wrongly classed as illegal immigrants. Many were wrongfully deported and denied access to healthcare, housing and employment.

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