# EHRC assessment: Home Office failed to comply with equality law when implementing ‘hostile environment’ policies

We 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.

We 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. We wanted to know how the Home Office acted on equality information and more generally embedded the PSED in its culture and processes.

We 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 our findings and our recommendations for change.