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Thousands of refugees face homelessness at Christmas, LGA warns

29/11/2023

The Government’s push to clear the asylum backlog is putting ‘tens of thousands’ of refugees at risk of homelessness over Christmas, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned.

Councils need help to tackle care staff exploitation, union says

28/11/2023

The Government must drop plans to cap overseas care staff and act to stop the exploitation of those already working in the UK, the trade union Unison has said.

Homelessness fears over asylum fast-tracking

26/10/2023

The largest city councils in England and Scotland fear that Government plans to speed up asylum decisions will result in thousands of people facing homelessness.

LGA: involve councils in asylum hotel decisions

25/10/2023

Councils want an active role in decisions about ending hotel use for asylum seekers, local government bosses have said.

One million UK children in poverty

24/10/2023

There were 3.8 million people, including a million children, living in destitution in the UK in 2022, with state support ‘relatively absent’, a new report has found.

Council bosses raise concerns over refugee cap

23/10/2023

The Local Government Association (LGA) has raised concerns about plans to introduce a national cap on refugees that is informed by consultation with local authorities.

Union warns of ‘significant rise’ in social care exploitation

10/07/2023

Unison has warned of a ‘significant rise’ in the number of migrant workers who are being exploited in the social care sector.

Migrant women left unsupported during crisis, report warns

05/05/2020

Migrant women are at risk of being left without support during the Covid-19 crisis due to ‘hostile’ immigration rules, a new report has warned.

Government publishes guide on how to treat refugees

04/06/2019

A framework giving advice on how to treat refugees and migrants has been produced by the Home Office.

Councils to share £19m to boost integration

11/06/2018

Councils in England will receive £19m to help ease pressures on housing, education and health services due to recent migration.

Council hits out at 'basic and unfair' migration funding

02/02/2018

The council that looks after 10% of the country's unaccompanied asylum seeking children has slammed the government's decision to award it less than 2% of the funding available.

Councils awarded £18m to help deal with impact of migration

10/11/2017

English councils will be given access to an extra £18m to help alleviate pressures on local services resulting from recent migration, the Government has announced.

Councils given £15m to ease pressures of migration

20/07/2017

Local councils have been awarded £15m in grants to help ease the pressures on local services caused by recent migration.

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