Home Office will waive fees and knowledge test, and applicants may get compensation

The home secretary has pledged that the Windrush generation will be granted British citizenship, as the government attempted to draw a line under the scandal.

Amber Rudd told the Commons that citizenship would be granted to anyone from the group of Caribbean immigrants who wanted it and applicants would qualify for compensation for their often “heartbreaking” treatment. The Home Office would waive fees, she said, and there would be no requirement for applicants to take a knowledge test on language and life in the UK.

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