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

Citizenship points test

30/10/2009

Refugee Council response to the UK Border Agency Consultation Earning the right to stay: A new points test for citizenship

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Social housing

28/10/2009

Refugee Council and The Housing Associations’ Charitable Trust (hact) response to Fair and Flexible: Draft statutory guidance on social housing allocations for local authorities in England [Oct 09]

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Case resolution - Changes to Enforcement Guidance and Instructions

09/10/2009

Refugee Council briefing on UKBA changes to guidance used by caseworkers for considering legacy cases [October 2009]

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Case resolution

10/09/2009

Refugee Council briefing on Case Resolution [Updated September 2009]

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The Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009

10/09/2009

Refugee Council briefing on the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act [September 2009]

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Refugee employment

13/08/2009

Job Centre Plus and Refugee Council: joint communiqué on working in partnership [August 2009]

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Fresh claims and entitlement to work

12/08/2009

Refugee Council briefing on court decisions on entitlement to work for asylum seekers [August 2009]

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Immigration advice

11/08/2009

Asylum Support Partnership response to “Oversight of the Immigration Advice Sector” consultation [August 2009]

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Violence against women

01/06/2009

Refugee Council response to violence against women strategy consultation [May 2009]

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