Dismay at 'top-down diktat' approach to asylum

By Mark Conrad | 11 July 2023

Councils and MPs this week expressed dismay at the Home Office’s ‘top-down diktat’ plan to double asylum seeker numbers at many hotels.

The chaos surrounding the Government’s troubled asylum policy was laid bare this week as senior Home Office officials were hauled in front of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

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