The Equality and Human Rights Commission confirms it has launching an assessment under section 31 of the Equality Act 2006 –
‘We will be reviewing how the Home Office complied with equality law when implementing the ‘hostile environment’ immigration measures, which had such a serious and damaging effect on many members of the group known as the Windrush generation and their descendants….
We will particularly consider how the department understood, monitored and reviewed the impact of placing increasingly onerous documentation requirements on the Windrush generation.
Our work will draw upon the findings of the Williams Review to help drive improvements in how the Home Office engages with affected individuals, communities and stakeholders when designing future immigration policies. The Review’s findings will also help to signpost other areas where more evidence from the Home Office may be required.’