asylum

Plan for asylum centre on ex-RAF base scrapped

10/08/2022

Hambleton District Council has cautiously welcomed the Government’s decision to scrap a planned asylum reception centre.

Council to refurbish tower blocks to provide homes for Ukrainian refugees

11/07/2022

Tower blocks that had been earmarked for demolition are being reinstated by North Lanarkshire County Council to provide accommodation for people fleeing Ukraine.

Ofsted rates Kent children’s services ‘outstanding’

06/07/2022

Kent children’s services rated ‘outstanding’ with inspectors recognising the council cares for ‘unparalleled numbers’ of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children.

UK to take in Ukrainian child refugees

21/06/2022

The UK is to take in unaccompanied child refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine with hundreds already on their way to the UK.

Free bus travel for Ukrainian refugees in Wales

09/05/2022

Refugees fleeing from Ukraine will receive free travel on local bus services, under plans announced by the Welsh Government.

Council to take legal action against asylum centre

28/04/2022

Hambleton District Council is taken legal action against government plans to create a centre for asylum seekers at Linton-on-Ouse.

Hundreds of councillors reject Rwanda asylum plans

21/04/2022

Local councillors across the country have come together to reject government plans to send asylum seekers to Rwanda.

All regions told to take asylum seekers

14/04/2022

All regions of England, Scotland and Wales will be expected to take a share of asylum seekers under a new system of ‘full dispersal,’ the Government has told councils.

Councils need more guidance on supporting Ukrainian refugees, says MP

23/03/2022

Councils needs more advice and guidance from the Government in order to make the ‘Homes for Ukraine’ scheme work, the chair of the Levelling-Up Committee has warned.

Honouring the Ukrainian spirit

17/03/2022

The events in Ukraine have provided a timely reminder of how important our democracy is and how much we can lose. And, as Dr Jonathan Carr-West explains, councils have a vital role to play both immediately and further beyond back on home territory.

Councils to be given chance to sponsor displaced Ukrainians

02/03/2022

Local authorities will be able to become a sponsor to help displaced Ukrainians come over to the UK.

Home Office directs 29 local authorities to help unaccompanied asylum seeking children

16/02/2022

The Home Office has written to 29 local authorities directing them to help unaccompanied asylum seeking children.

Transfer scheme for asylum children made mandatory

23/11/2021

Councils will have to take in asylum-seeking children as the national transfer scheme is made mandatory.

Report criticises 'destitution by design' policy

11/10/2021

A new report has called for a step-change in the way asylum seekers are supported in Scotland.

Councils to receive 'generous' funding under Afghan resettlement plan

14/09/2021

Local authorities will receive £20,520 for every person they support under the Afghan resettlement plan, the Government has confirmed.

Kent County Council resumes admittance of lone child migrants

13/09/2021

Kent CC announces that it will resume admitting unaccompanied asylum-seeking children into its reception centres after it stopped earlier in the year.

Blackpool Council threatens action over plans to house hundreds of asylum seekers in hotel

10/09/2021

Blackpool Council has warned planning permission will be required to use Metropole Hotel to house hundreds of asylum seekers.

Brighton & Hove raises concerns over support for asylum-seeking children

30/07/2021

The council said they had less than 24 hours’ notice before the Home Office placed a number of children in a hotel in the city.

County at 'unsafe capacity' for caring for lone child migrants

14/06/2021

Kent County Council has warned it has reached capacity for caring for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC) for the second time in a year.

Patel reveals rota replacement scheme for unaccompanied asylum seeking children

10/06/2021

A new rota scheme will better distribute responsibility for unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC) among councils, home secretary Priti Patel has revealed.

London council rejects ‘cruel’ new immigration rules

10/12/2020

Lewisham Council has hit out at ‘draconian’ new immigration rules that make sleeping rough a legal ground to cancel or refuse permission to stay in the UK.

Council leader slams plans for asylum seeker site in village

08/12/2020

The leader of Test Valley Borough Council has started a petition calling on the Government to rethink plans to house 500 asylum seekers on the edge of Barton Stacey village.

Government tells councils to ‘do their bit’ for child asylum seekers

21/08/2020

The Home Office has called on local authorities to do more to support vulnerable children seeking asylum in the UK.

Kent reaches capacity to safely care for migrant children

18/08/2020

Kent County Council has warned it has reached its capacity to safely care for any more unaccompanied asylum-seeking children.

Funding boost for councils caring for asylum seeking children

09/06/2020

Councils will receive increased funding to look after children seeking asylum, the Government has said.

Kent leader warns of migrant crossing ‘crisis’

26/05/2020

The council's leader has asked the home secretary to make it mandatory for authorities to provide support for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC).

Council made ‘serious unsubstantiated’ allegations about asylum seeker

23/01/2020

An investigation has found Sandwell Council made ‘serious and unsubstantiated’ allegations about a vulnerable woman seeking asylum.

London boroughs warn refugee scheme ‘is not working’

08/07/2019

The Government scheme for distributing refugee children throughout the country is not working, according to London Councils.

Councils receive extra £30m to care for asylum seeking children

09/05/2019

The amount of funding councils receive to look after unaccompanied asylum seeking children is set to rise by £30m.

Councils' role in asylum system to be bolstered

23/04/2019

Plans are being drawn up that will give councils more of a say in where asylum seekers are accommodated.

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