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Sajid Javid vowed to make sure people caught up in the Windrush fiasco are treated with "decency and fairness" as he arrived at the Home Office to take up his new job. Appointed Home Secretary after Amber Rudd quit following a turbulent week, Mr Javid said he would be looking…
A cancer patient caught up in the Windrush scandal will be granted indefinite leave to remain, Labour MP Chuka Umunna has revealed. But he described the man's treatment by the Home Office as "cruel and degrading". Albert Thompson - not his real name - was told he had to pay…
A 2015 report says the Home Office set targets for voluntary departures of people who could not lawfully stay in the UK, it has emerged. A powerful Commons committee investigating failures that affected the Windrush generation asked Home Secretary Amber Rudd whether her department has targets for migrant removals during…
Abortion law in Northern Ireland should be changed to allow for terminations in instances of fatal foetal abnormality, a long-awaited report has recommended. The law as it stands prevents doctors and other healthcare staff from meeting their duty of care towards pregnant women in such circumstances and makes the situation…
Jeremy Corbyn has called on Home Secretary Amber Rudd to resign over the Windrush scandal, claiming she had inherited a "failing policy" and made it "worse". The Labour leader said the "hostile environment" policies were not having the desired effect, as he challenged Theresa May to explain why she ignored…
Thousands of people who arrived in Britain from the Commonwealth will be offered UK citizenship for free under emergency plans to tackle the Windrush scandal. As well as waiving fees of £1,330, ministers said those seeking naturalisation will be exempt from a requirement to pass English language and knowledge of…
Families have lost a High Court challenge against the Government's two-child rule for payment of tax credits and universal credit. A judge in London ruled on Friday that the policy was "compatible" with human rights laws. But campaigners welcomed Mr Justice Ouseley's declaration that a provision in regulations relating to…
The "hostile environment" policy brought in against illegal immigrants when Theresa May was home secretary was seen as "almost reminiscent of Nazi Germany" by some in government, the former head of the civil service has said. Lord Kerslake's explosive comments came as campaigners for families caught up in the Windrush…
Home Secretary Amber Rudd has offered an apology in the Commons to members of the so-called Windrush generation who have been subjected to what she described as "appalling" treatment by the Government. Ms Rudd announced the creation of a new taskforce in the Home Office to speed up the regularisation…
Care Inspectorate Wales and Healthcare Inspectorate Wales have jointly published the 2016-17 monitoring report on for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) across Wales. The Safeguards apply to people over the age of 18 who can’t consent to treatment or care in a hospital or care home and where restrictions or…
Victims of sexual harassment at work need better protection because their voices have been silenced by "corrosive" cultures, a report has said. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) called on the Government to introduce legislation stopping employers from ignoring complaints to protect their reputation. The commission said it had…
Parallel Westminster bills calling for same sex marriage in Northern Ireland represent the biggest step in the ongoing campaign to lift the ban, activists have said. Identical private members' bills will be tabled in the Lords and Commons this week, one by a Conservative peer and the other by a…
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