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9 Dec 2020

Windrush compensation scheme architect voices frustration at implementation as victims say scheme is too complicated

Home Affairs Correspondent

The architect of the Windrush compensation scheme has voiced his frustration at how some aspects of it are being implemented – saying the Home Office ignored key aspects of his advice. But Martin Forde QC defended the scheme against accusations of delays.

He was giving evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee’s inquiry into the scheme, after many victims criticised it for being too complicated, too slow and not generous enough.