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asylum support rates cut

shawn mach
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A review has concluded that asylum support payments “result in families receiving significantly more cash than is necessary to meet their essential living needs” ... new rates in force from 10 August 2015

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/1501/made

BBC news story @ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-33547767

 

Benny Fitzpatrick
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But no review has concluded that MPs receive “significantly more cash than is needed to meet their basic needs”! Not to mention CEOs of banks, outsourcing companies etc!

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The High Court has granted permission for a JR against the cuts to asylum support brought in by the above regs -

Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb has granted Ms Julie Kaneza permission to apply for judicial view of the new, reduced levels of asylum support for children under the Asylum Support Regulations 2000, as amended by the Asylum Support (Amendment No 3) Regulations 2015, under which support for children has been significantly reduced (from £52.96 per week for children under 16, to £36.95 per week). The application is supported by an expert analysis of children’s welfare needs.

http://www.gardencourtchambers.co.uk/high-court-grants-permission-to-apply-for-judicial-review-in-childrens-asylum-support-test-case/