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Asylum Matters Advocacy and Campaigning – 21st May 2024

Advocacy and campaigning initiatives Rwanda and the Illegal Migration Act The Rwanda policy took another upsetting turn with the Home Office issuing new guidance which expands the group of people who can be removed to Rwanda to include anyone whose asylum claim has been refused, withdrawn or treated as withdrawn and don’t have an ongoing […]

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Increased charges for not-for-profits who provide OISC regulated immigration services – a consultation. Yay!? or nay!?

There is currently a consultation taking place on proposed changes to the Fee Structures for OISC Regulated immigration advice services. Many organisations here in Leeds may be concerned by the increase in cost for non-fee charging sector (These are the OISC regulated providers that do not charge a fee for providing immigration advice). The Freedom […]

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Regional Report on Migration [April 2024] – from Migration Yorkshire

Another excellent summary from Migration Yorkshire Finally, as part of our ongoing experiments with AI, we asked Chat GPT to summarise what’s changed and what remains the same between this report and the one issued by Migration Yorkshire in April 2023  This is how ChatGPT described things (unedited)  Changes: Migration Statistics and Trends: The Home […]

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Leeds Homes for Ukraine Newsletter Issue 5 – April 2024

Please see attached the fifth issue of the Leeds Homes for Ukraine Newsletter. This newsletter includes important updates on policy and government guidance, our progress in delivering the scheme in Leeds and useful info for hosts, guests, and partners in the city. If you have any questions, feedback, or contributions for future issues, please do […]

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Update from Asylum matters and NACCOM – briefing for Local Authoritiesm, April 24

The Illegal Migration Act has barely been enacted, yet. This excellent briefing from Asylum Matters and NACCOM is aimed at Local Authorities, but it’s an excellent statement of where we’re at, and what we still need to prepare for. (Unless we can persuade our politicians to change the law. It’s happened before.)   

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Government consultation on reforms to social housing allocations – closes 27th March 2024

As referenced in the Asylum Matters Update on 13.02.24 the Government has launched a consultation on proposals to amend social housing rules, including on a proposed ‘UK connection test’ where a person would have to demonstrate their connection to the UK by being lawfully resident for ten years before being allocated social housing. The consultation […]

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