Policy briefings

We influence policies and decisions that affect refugees

Policy Work Our aim is to influence the policies and decisions that have an impact on refugees and asylum seekers in the UK, based on the experiences of refugees in the UK.

We do this by working with officials and decision-makers, and responding to consultations and inquiries on forthcoming policy and legislation.

Our policy work focuses on key areas of the asylum system including destitution, housing, legal support, detention, and integration, as well issues facing vulnerable groups such as separated children and women.

We also work in partnership with those who share our aims, including other voluntary sector organisations and professional associations.

You can read our briefings below.

Title Publish date Overview

Immigration Simplification Bill – draft Protection Rules

20/05/2009

Joint Response from the Refugee Council and Refugee and Migrant Justice [May 2009]

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Destitution

13/05/2009

The Second Destitution Tally: an indication of the extent and causes of asylum seekers, people at the end of the asylum process and refugees in the UK [Kate Smart, May 2009]

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Integration

23/03/2009

Refugee Council policy statement in response to the UKBA publication "Moving on Together: Government’s Recommitment to Supporting Refugees" [March 2009]

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Legal Aid consultation on 2010 immigration contracts

02/03/2009

Response to Legal Aid consultation on the approach to the Civil Bid Rounds for the 2010 Immigration Contracts [Jan 09]

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UKBA race, disability and gender equality scheme

02/03/2009

Response to consultation on UK Border Agency's race, disability and gender equality scheme, 2009 - 2010 [Mar 09]

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Borders, citizenship and immigration

03/02/2009

Joint Parliamentary briefing on Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill [HL] [February 2009]

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Zimbabwe

02/12/2008

Court recognises deterioration of situation in Zimbabwe: “RN (Returnees) Zimbabwe CG [2008] UKAIT 00083” [November 2008]

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Permission to work

17/09/2008

Applying for permission to work while claiming asylum [October 2010]

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Access to legal advice

08/09/2008

Access to legal advice for dispersed asylum seekers [July 2008]

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