The United Kingdom has established a scheme to compensate members of the so-called Windrush generation, who were wrongfully removed from the country.

Thousands of people were wrongly targeted for deportation after they were unable to prove their right to live in the UK. Many of those affected were people from Caribbean countries, including Jamaica, who arrived in the UK between 1948 and 1971.

In a media briefing today, UK High Commissioner to Jamaica and the Bahamas, Asif Ahmad, notes that Britain is not seeking to put a dollar value on the loss and hurt experienced by victims of the Windrush scandal. He says there is no limit on the amount of money that the UK government will make available for compensation.

He says the children and grandchildren of those affected, will also qualify for compensation. 

Asif Ahmad, UK High Commissioner to Jamaica and the Bahamas, addressing a media conference at the High Commission today. In the meantime, the UK High Commissioner, also explained some of the instances in which victims can claim for compensation.

He says provisions will also be made for those who have difficulty providing documentation to satisfy their claims.