Local Elections Guidance
Asylum Matters, the campaigning arm of the City of Sanctuary movement, has published guidance on questions to ask candidates about asylum at upcoming local elections.
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April
17
2018
Author
Dave Smith
Inspector finds 'Significant Failings' at Harmondsworth IRC
Harmondsworth immigration removal centre (IRC) at Heathrow, holding large numbers of men with mental health problems in prison-like conditions, continued to show “considerable failings” in safety and respect for detainees, according […]
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April
09
2018
Author
Dave Smith
BID launches legal action against G4S
BID (Bail for Immigration Detainees) are seeking to have a legal ruling that would designate G4S a ‘High Risk’ strategic supplier. This would make it harder for the government to award G4S future contracts.
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February
22
2018
Author
Dave Smith
JRS launches new report on Refugee Destitution in London
The Jesuit Refugee Service has launched a comprehensive report called 'Out in the Cold' on the homelessness and destitution experienced by those using its services in London.
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January
26
2018
Author
Jesuit Refugee Service
Uk Asylum Rates increased - by 80p a week
The weekly support allowance for asylum seekers in the UK has been increased by 80p a week to £37.75.
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January
23
2018
Author
Dave Smith
UK asylum seekers living in 'squalid, unsafe slum conditions'
A Guardian Report on housing conditions in asylum accommodation as the new asylum accommodation contract goes to tender.
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November
06
2017
Author
Frances Perraudin (The Guardian)
New charges for foreign users of NHS come into force
Migrants and visitors to the UK not eligible for free healthcare will from now on be charged upfront for the cost of their treatment.
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October
27
2017
Author
Damien Gayle (The Guardian)

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