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Cruel asylum policy is costing us more than money

Not only is the government going to spend £2.7bn on implementing the dreadful nationality and borders bill (Refugee group warns of ‘astonishing’ cost of new Home Office policies, 14 February), but it is already spending more than it [...]

2022-02-24T08:39:46+00:00February 24th, 2022|

Nationality and Borders Bill

As a network of now 50 independent organisations, we continue to be highly concerned about the future impact of the Nationality and Borders Bill as it works its way through Parliament. We stand in full support of the [...]

2022-02-04T10:08:08+00:00February 4th, 2022|

The UK’s ‘Hostile Environment’ Reality

By Freya Wainstein, René Cassin intern, November 2021 (This blog can also be accessed as a PDF document ) When in 2012, then-Home Secretary Theresa May announced she wanted “to create here in Britain a really hostile environment for [...]

2021-12-20T16:20:25+00:00December 3rd, 2021|


Alongside so many people in the country and across the world, we are appalled at the human tragedy which is rapidly unfolding in Afghanistan. As a result of the great work that many of our members are doing [...]

2021-08-28T11:36:56+00:00August 28th, 2021|

APPG inquiry into ‘quasi detention’

We are delighted to see that the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Immigration Detention has launched an inquiry into the UK Government’s use of large-scale institutional sites, such as former military barracks and a temporarily ‘de-designated’ Immigration [...]

2021-05-12T09:56:23+00:00May 12th, 2021|

Use of former army barracks

At our members' meeting last month, we heard from two of our members, Kent Refugee Help and Samphire, about the recent use of army barracks in Kent to accommodate people seeking asylum. Our members are really concerned at [...]

2021-01-26T11:37:37+00:00January 26th, 2021|

Proposed new detention centre

We were very disappointed, when we were alerted by one of our members recently, about a proposed new detention centre in the North East. The Northern Echo reported that Government plans to scrap a residential development in favour of [...]

2021-01-18T10:55:40+00:00January 18th, 2021|

New members

Over the last few months we have been having a series of conversations with organisations which are interested in our work and wanted to explore membership of our Forum. And we are delighted that Action Foundation, Ben and [...]

2020-12-14T14:46:12+00:00December 14th, 2020|
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