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New Gift Aid Declarations

HMRC have agreed that Gift Aid Declarations could be made simpler and easier to understand. On 6th April new regs came into force that allows simplified declarations. The new model is shorter, and is there to make things clearer. But not writing the proper description could mean that your charity will miss out. So, if you […]

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Update on Immigration Bill, Lords disagree with Govt (again)

Nice summary from Mike at SHSH: Lords Dubs’ compromise amendment was passed by 279 votes to 172. It will ensure the relocation of  “a specified number of unaccompanied refugee children from other countries in Europe” to be determined by the Government in consultation with local authorities. Lord Ramsbotham’s amendment on time limits on detention was passed by […]

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Call for evidence: MoJ Consultation on increasing asylum and immigration court fees by 500%

According to The Guardian: “Asylum and immigration tribunal fees are set to increase by more than 500% in order to help pay off the Ministry of Justice’s funding deficit. Basic fees in the first-tier asylum and immigration tribunals should be increased from £80 to £490 for an application for a decision just on the legal papers, according […]

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Conference: Is Leeds a City of Sanctuary for refugees & asylum seekers facing bereavement? 22nd June 2016

Leeds Bereavement Forum is examining how Leeds supports refugees and asylum seekers who have faced or are facing bereavement. The event is relevant to anyone working in the field of bereavement and/or refugees and asylum seekers. Venue: Thackeray Museum Time: 9:30am to 4:00pm Cost: £40 (including lunch) http://refugeeweek.org.uk/events/leeds-city-sanctuary-refugees-asylum-seekers-facing-bereavement/

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LASSN’s Online Directory of Services for refugees and asylum seekers in Leeds – help choose a name

The LASSN Directory has finally made it to it’s 5th Edition, and is going online. But before it does, they need to choose a web address for it. Choose something that’s easy to spell, and easy understood by someone whose English might not be so good.  Please tell them what you think using the form below You’ve got […]

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Is Britain Fairer? Equality and Human Rights Spotlight Reports

from Ewa at Migration Yorkshire The Equality and Human Rights Commission have recently published ‘Is Britain fairer?’ report and separate spotlight reports about  experiences of GRT, homeless people, people with learning disabilities and migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in the UK. They published separate reports on England, Scotland and Wales. Report the downloads concerning England […]

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Workshop: Working with New, Emerging and Migrant Communities in Leeds – 16th May

You are invited to attend the next Third Sector Leeds workshop which aims to provide an overview of New, Emerging and Migrant Communities in Leeds. Date:                    Monday 16 May Time:                   2.30pm – 4.00pm Venue:                 Stringer House, 34 Lupton Street, Leeds LS10 2QW Directions to Stringer House We will look at the […]

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