Windrush Compensation Scheme

(asked on 25th October 2021) - View Source

Question to the Home Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to her Answer of 29 April 2021 to Question 183169, on Windrush Generation: Compensation, what estimate she has made of the number of applications to the Windrush Compensation Scheme that remain outstanding more than (a) two years, (b) 18 months and (c) 12 months after the applicants first submitted those applications.


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Priti Patel Portrait
Priti Patel
Home Secretary
This question was answered on 25th November 2021

The number of cases being worked through the Windrush Compensation Scheme as of 30th September are 1709. Of these

  • 192 have been in the process for 12-18 months.
  • 196 have been in the process for between18 months and 24 months.
  • 24 have been in the process for over 24 months.

We continue to process the claims we receive as quickly as possible. Claims are taking longer to resolve than originally anticipated however there are 13 categories and each person’s experiences are different. We must ensure these are considered and understood carefully so we can offer people the maximum compensation to which they are entitled.

This holistic approach takes time but is ultimately beneficial to individuals. We are, however, committed to reducing the time between submission and decision significantly over the coming months.

Since April 2019, the Scheme has paid or offered £36.2 million. Of this, more than £30.6 million has been accepted and paid. Data on the number of claims received and the number of payments made is published as part of the regular transparency data release which can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/windrush-compensation-scheme-data-september-2021

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Recent Documents related to Windrush Compensation Scheme

1. Letter from the Home Secretary regarding Windrush: September update, 12 November 2018
06/12/2018 - Inquiry: Windrush Children - Home Affairs Committee
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Found: Home Secretary 2 Marsham Street London SW1P 4DF www.gov.uk/home - office

2. Update to HASC on Windrush: September 2018
21/09/2018 - UK Visas and Immigration
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Found: Home Secretary 2 Marsham Street London SW1P 4DF www.gov.uk/home - office

3. Update to HASC on Windrush: 12 November 2018
12/11/2018 - Home Office
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Found: The work of the Taskforce , including the first refusals made under the Windrush S cheme

4. Correspondence: Update to the HASC on Windrush: 10 June 2019
10/06/2019 - Home Office
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Found: Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP Home Affairs Committee Committee Office, House of Commons

5. Letter from the Home Secretary regarding Windrush: April update, 10 June 2019
12/06/2019 - Inquiry: Windrush Children - Home Affairs Committee
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Found: Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP Home Affairs Committee Committee Office, House of Commons

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