Repairing a broken system
The voluntary scheme for sharing responsibility for the care of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children is widely seen as failing. What needs to change? Dan Peters reports.
Quotas call for UASC transfers
Each local authority should have a quota for the number of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC) they accept via the National Transfer Scheme (NTS), says the former leader of Kent CC.
Steep rise in unaccompanied children aged 14-17 seeking asylum
The latest statistics released by the Home Office reveal a sharp annual rise in the number of asylum applications lodged in the UK by unaccompanied children aged 14-17.
Lock-change evictions are lawful - court
Scotland’s highest court has ruled lock-change evictions of asylum seekers without a court order are lawful.
More victims of gangs, trafficking and asylum seekers reported
There has been a dramatic increase in the number of children who are unaccompanied asylum seekers or affected by gangs or trafficking, according to new Government figures.
Croydon facing £9m asylum funding shortfall
Croydon LBC is heading for another financial hit this year as a result of a funding shortfall to support unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC).
Casey calls for humanitarian help for homeless
The Home Office should provide a ‘humanitarian safety net’ for people in Scotland who can’t access homelessness support due to their immigration, Dame Louise Casey has said.
Acquisition delivers revenue boost for Mears
Mears’ acquisition of a rival social housing business has helped drive up its revenues so far this year.
Work begins on overhaul of asylum dispersal
Work will begin this summer on reforming the system for accommodating asylum seekers arriving in the country.
London boroughs face £32m asylum funding gap
Boroughs in the capital face a funding gap of £32m to support children seeking asylum, according to new research by London Councils.
LGA seeks action to match 'warm words' over asylum seeker support
A ‘step change’ in relations between Government and council over accommodating asylum seekers is resulting from meetings between the two.
Kent asks Government to plug £6m asylum funding gap
Councillors at Kent CC have vowed to claw back a £6.1m shortfall from the Government to care for asylum-seeking children.
Glasgow warns asylum evictions will lead to ‘mass destitution’
Glasgow City Council will be ‘powerless’ to help failed asylum seekers facing eviction next month, its leader has warned.
Councils' role in asylum system to be bolstered
Plans are being drawn up that will give councils more of a say in where asylum seekers are accommodated.
Serco's Glasgow asylum evictions ruled lawful
Serco has fended off a legal challenge to its plan to evict failed asylum seekers in Glasgow.
LGA presses for increase in asylum-seeking children funding
Pressure is growing on the Government to deliver on promises to improve funding for councils supporting children who are seeking asylum.
Glasgow bids to pilot asylum reforms
A Scottish council hopes to pilot a scheme enabling asylum seekers to work while their applications are processed.