There has been continued coverage today following the Independent splash, which reported that the Home Office was asking members of the Windrush generation who were seeking compensation to sign non-disclosure agreements (NDAs).
The Independent yesterday incorrectly reported that the Home Secretary had gone back on his commitment not to impose NDAs as part of the Windrush Compensation Scheme, after seeing a letter sent to the Home Affairs Select Committee confirming that one person had been asked to sign one.
The article did not make clear that the case referred to in the letter predated the launch of the Compensation Scheme.
To clarify, there will be no requirement or need to sign a non-disclosure agreement for any individual who receives compensation through the new scheme.
Our statement on the issue is below.
A Home Office spokesperson said:
The case referred to in the letter to the HASC predated the Windrush Compensation Scheme.
There will be no requirement or need to sign a non-disclosure agreement for any individual who receives compensation through this scheme, and the
Home Secretary has already made clear his intention to take this different approach for the Windrush generation.