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

Migrant access to NHS provision

10/10/2013

Refugee Council consultation response migrant access to NHS provision [August 2013]

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Tackling illegal immigration in privately rented accommodation

10/10/2013

Refugee Council response to the Home Office consultation Tackling illegal immigration in privately rented accommodation [August 2013]

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Department of Health consultation response

28/08/2013

Refugee Council response to Department of Health consultation ‘Migrant access to the NHS'

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Legal Aid Consultation Response

04/06/2013

Refugee Council response to Ministry of Justice consultation 'Transforming Legal Aid'

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Asylum statistics May 2013

28/05/2013

Refugee Council briefing on Home Office asylum statistics for the first quarter of 2013 [published May 2013]

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Submission for Asylum Inquiry

24/04/2013

Refugee Council submission for Home Affairs Select Committee inquiry into asylum

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Higher education guidance

04/04/2013

Short guide for advisers on access to higher education [March 2013]

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Influencing parliament

28/03/2013

This briefing explains some of the recent work done by the Refugee Council to influence parliament, focusing on children's issues.

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Asylum statistics March 2013

08/03/2013

Refugee Council briefing on Home Office asylum statistics for fourth quarter of 2012 [March 2013]

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