Priti Patel threatened with legal action if she doesn’t give up control of Windrush compensation scheme
Priti Patel is facing legal action if the Home Office does not hand over control of the widely-criticised Windrush compensation scheme to an independent body.
The home secretary has been given until December 23 to relinquish control of the scheme or face further legal action, the Independent reports.
Just five per cent of the estimated 15,000 people eligible for compensation had received a penny by September – four years after the Windrush scandal.
The Good Law Project and campaign group Windrush Lives are asking Patel to appoint an independent body to run the scheme, and have sent her a pre-action protocol letter.