Windrush victims 'should be compensated' for psychological impact

Barrister, Martin Forde, is devising a compensation scheme for the 5,000 victims

Victims of the Windrush scandal should be compensated for the devastating psychological impact of missing funerals, and relationships collapsing, the barrister in charge of devising a compensation scheme for the 5,000 or more people affected has said.

Martin Forde QC, who was appointed by the home secretary in May to advise on how to compensate people who lost their jobs or homes, or were detained or deported after being wrongly classified as illegal immigrants, said he was also looking at the wider impact on people’s lives.

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