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Concerns raised over plan to strip failed asylum seeker families of ‘benefits’

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/aug/02/concerns-raised-plan-strip-failed-asylum-seeker-families-benefits

Evictions without a court order: Migrants in UK illegally to face series of measures in new ‘crackdown’

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/aug/03/illegal-immigrants-face-eviction-without-court-order-under-plans-to-discourage-migrants

... this follows the news last month that “A review has concluded that asylum support payments “result in families receiving significantly more cash than is necessary to meet their essential living needs”

http://www.rightsnet.org.uk/forums/viewthread/8468/

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Nearly Legal have posted on the right to rent/evictions without a court order.

They believe it to be somewhat ill judged.

“And there I collapse, it is impossible to satirise, or even mock, such a catatonically dim-witted, legally illiterate, wholly unnecessary, thoughtless proposal.”


http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog/2015/08/the-something-must-be-done-bill-calais-edition/

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Govt has now launched a consultation on ‘Reforming support for failed asylum seekers and other illegal migrants’

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/reform-of-support-for-failed-asylum-seekers-and-other-illegal-migrants

Proposal is to introduce changes from July 2016.

See also the Impact Assessment @ https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/reforming-support-for-failed-asylum-seekers-and-other-illegal-migrants-impact-assessment

 

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Via Doughty Street Chambers -

Jamie Burton wins the first case under the Care Act 2014: R(SG) v Haringey LBC and SSHD

On 4th Aug 2015 the High Court gave judgement in favour of a vulnerable and destitute asylum seeker with care and support needs arising.  The Council contended that it no longer had a duty to accommodate asylum seekers in light of the repeal of section 21 of the National Assistance Act 1948. Mr John Bowers QC, sitting as Deputy Judge at the High Court, declared the Council’s decision to be unlawful and confirmed that local authorises continue to have duties to accommodate asylum seekers whose needs for care and support does not arise solely because of destitution or its anticipated effects.

http://www.doughtystreet.co.uk/news/article/jamie-burton-wins-the-first-case-under-the-care-act-2014-rsg-v-haringe