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June 1st 2020

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Home Office claims “good progress” in Windrush Compensation Scheme

Malcolm Johnson

Malcolm Johnson

Senior Solicitor, Abuse

Home Office claims “good progress” in Windrush Compensation Scheme

Following the recent Home Office press release given on the progress of the Windrush Compensation Scheme, according to Home Office figures, more than £360,000 has been paid out in compensation.

Following the recent Home Office press release given on the progress of the Windrush Compensation Scheme, according to Home Office figures, more than £360,000 has been paid out in compensation.

A total of 60 claimants received payments through the Windrush Compensation Scheme within its first year. The payments made under the scheme vary, depending on the facts of the case, with one payment in excess of £100,000. Many payments made so far are interim payments, which means people will likely receive more at a later date.

The Home Secretary has extended the Windrush Compensation Scheme to 2 April 2023 to give more people time to claim.

Malcolm Johnson, head of our Abuse Department at Hudgell Solicitors said:

“60 people paid after one year, with 1275 applicants is hardly good progress. We have at least one client who has been waiting for an offer for six months. The reality is that this Scheme is not working properly, and it is not equipped to deal with the large and complex claims that are being made.”

Hudgell Solicitors are ready to help anyone wishing to make a claim under the Windrush Compensation Scheme. Please contact our specialist lawyers, Malcolm Johnson mj@hudgellsolicitors.co.uk, Zahrah Diwan zd@hudgellsolicitors.co.uk, or Emily Fox on ef@hudgellsolicitors.co.uk

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