Asylum Seekers

Safe but not free: how the UK has capped the dignity of people seeking asylum

Safe but not free: how the UK has capped the dignity of people seeking asylum

Without any alternatives, living on just over £5 a day puts people in poverty, where they are unable to support themselves and are forced to use food banks. The Lift the Ban campaign estimates an economic gain of £42.4million as a result of additional tax revenues and savings, if those seeking asylum are allowed to work.

Home Office restricting asylum seekers from studying in the UK

Home Office restricting asylum seekers from studying in the UK

The study restriction saga is a prime example of the effects of the UK government’s ‘hostile environment’ policy. It shows how statutory powers, granted for a specific and restricted purpose, can take on a life of their own in the hands of a government which has vowed to make life difficult for those without legal status in the UK, blind to the consequences for asylum seekers and vulnerable individuals.