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

ILR and Iraq

12/04/2006

Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) entitlement for some Iraqi asylum seekers [August 2005]

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Iraq and Section 4

12/04/2006

Iraq - return and Section 4 support [December 2005]

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Update on 2004 Act

12/04/2006

Asylum and Immigration Act 2004: An Update [March 2005]

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Counter-terrorist measures

10/04/2006

Joint response to the Home Office consultation on exclusion or deportation from the UK on non-conducive grounds [August 2005]

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Government's 5-yr plan

10/04/2006

Refugee Council's briefing in response to the Government's five year plan for asylum and immigration [February 2005]

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NASS healthcare provisions

10/04/2006

Refugee Council’s response to the final draft NASS policy bulletin on dispersing asylum seekers with healthcare needs [August 2005]

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Asylum and terrorism

08/04/2006

Asylum and terrorism: the facts [January 2003]

Withdrawal: in-country support (1)

07/04/2006

Update: withdrawal of in-country support - (updated briefing in light of Court of Appeal judgment)[April 2003]

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Refugee protection

06/04/2006

The UK government's 'new vision' of refugee protection: a summary [June 2003]

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