Government policy and legislation

Up to date UK Government policy on asylum can be found on the following links:

https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration/asylum

There is also comprehensive guidance on NHS charges

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/overseas-nhs-visitors-implementing-the-charging-regulations

As part of their ‘Sovereign Borders’ work programme the Home Office prepared an evidence pack on international asylum comparisons,  that also collates some ideas around protection and irregular migration. It seeks ‘to address Ministerial questions and embed them into a wider programme that protects the vulnerable and reduces abuse of the systems designed to do so’.

https://freemovement.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Annex-A-Sovereign-Borders-International-Asylum-Comparisons-Report-Section-1-Drivers-and-impact-on-asylum-migration-journeys.pdf

Policy instructions for asylum caseworkers are available online.  These describe best practice for Home Office Caseworkers and may be of interest to those who are supporting people who are going through the system.

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/asylum-decision-making-guidance-asylum-instructions

In 2022 the Conservative Government passed the Nationality and Borders Act.

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2022/36/contents/enacted

This included ‘Schedule 4’ which allows for ‘Removal of asylum seeker[s] to a safe country’.

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2022/36/schedule/4/enacted

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