Home Office Windrush transformation team formally disbanded
The Home Office team that was tasked with transforming the department after the Windrush scandal has been formally disbanded, triggering disappointment from those affected and dismay from civil servants.
The Home Offices annual report confirmed that the departments dedicated post-Windrush transformation team had been wound down due to the significant progress we have made.
Campaigners working to secure justice for those affected by the Home Office scandal, in which thousands of people were wrongly classified as illegal immigrants, rejected the suggestion that significant progress had been made towards reforming the department and described the news as insulting.
Its upsetting to see things being rolled back like this. It feels like [the home secretary] Suella Braverman doesnt understand how badly we were affected, said Anthony Bryan, who spent five weeks in immigration detention awaiting deportation after being mistakenly classified as an immigration offender 52 years after he moved from Jamaica to the UK as an eight-year-old. Its more than an insult.