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

Certificates of Identity

02/06/2006

Refugee Council's response to the Home Office Consultation on changes to the Policy of Issuing of Certificates of Identity [February 2003]

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Every child matters

02/06/2006

Refugee Council response to Government Green Paper, Every Child Matters [November 2003]

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Funded Immigration and Asylum Work

02/06/2006

Refugee Council response to the Department of Constitutional Affair's consultation paper Proposed Changes to Publicly Funded Immigration and Asylum Work [August 2003]

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New Approches to the Asylum Process

02/06/2006

Refugee Council's response to the House of Lords Select Committee on the European Union's enquiry into New Approaches to the Asylum Process [October 2003]

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New NHS regulations

02/06/2006

Refugee Council's response to the Department of Health consultation paper: Proposed Amendment to the NHS Regulations (Charges to Overseas Visitor) 1989. [October 2003]

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Refugee Unemployment

02/06/2006

The Refugee Council's evidence to the Work and Pensions Select Committee on the Department for Work and Pension's services to ethnic minorities [December 2003]

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Asylum and Immigration Act 2004

11/05/2006

Asylum and Immigration Act 2004: main changes and issues of concern [September 2004]

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Gateway: resettlement

11/05/2006

The Gateway Protection Programme: refugee resettlement in the UK [October 2004]

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Section 55 support

11/05/2006

Applying for NASS support under Section 55: updated briefing [July 2004]