Some possible maximum payments totalling a few hundred pounds called ‘insultingly low’

The government could end up paying as much as £570m in compensation to people affected by the Windrush scandal, but lawyers warned that the design of the scheme means individual payouts could prove to be very ungenerous.

Because the total number of people affected by the Home Office’s mistakes is not known, the Windrush compensation policy impact assessment provides a range of possible total costs of the scheme, acknowledging that if around 30,000 people apply for compensation, the costs could hit almost £600m.

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