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

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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Common travel area

08/09/2008

Joint response to the UKBA consultation on 'Strengthening the Common Travel Area' [October 2008]

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Immigration and citizenship

08/09/2008

Submission to the Joint Committee on Human Rights on the Draft Partial Immigration and Citizenship Bill 2008 [October 2008]

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Immigration and Citizenship

08/09/2008

Refugee Council briefing on the Draft (partial) Immigration and Citizenship Bill 2008 [September 2008]

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Immigration appeals

08/09/2008

Fair Decisions, Faster Justice: A UKBA Consultation: Joint Response of the Refugee Legal Centre and the Refugee Council [October 2008]

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Section 4 support

08/09/2008

Refugee Council response to the UKBA consultation on the conditions of Section 4 ‘hard cases’ support [September 2008]

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Refugee Protection

06/08/2008

The UK’s role in the international refugee protection system [July 2008]

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Citizenship

21/05/2008

Refugee Council response to The Path to Citizenship: next steps in reforming the immigration system [May 2008]

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