In this report, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) assessed how and whether the Home Office complied with its duties under the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) when developing, implementing and monitoring the hostile environment policies.
They wanted to find out what the Home Office did to understand the impact that its policies and practices could, and did, have on Black members of the Windrush* generation and their descendants. They wanted to know how the Home Office acted on equality information and more generally embedded the PSED in its culture and processes.
They found that the Home Office did not comply with section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 (the Public Sector Equality Duty).
This report sets out EHRC findings and their recommendations for change.
*The Windrush Generation refers to people arriving in the UK between 1948 and 1971 from Caribbean countries that were formerly British colonies.