Council to take legal action against asylum centre
Hambleton DC is to take legal action against Government plans to create a centre for asylum seekers in the district.
All regions told to take asylum seekers
All regions of England, Scotland and Wales will be expected to take a share of asylum seekers under a new system of ‘full dispersal,’ the Government has told councils.
'Concern' over aslyum transfer scheme
Kent CC has said it is taking too long for asylum-seeking children to be transferred to other authorities.
Councils ready to help fleeing Ukrainians
Councils have pledged to stand ready to offer help as ministers announce fresh measures to help Ukrainian refugees fleeing the Russian invasion.
Regional targets for asylum floated
Regions could be allowed to come up with collective targets for the number of asylum seekers they agree to look after, The MJ understands.
Wales and Scotland raise asylum concerns
The Scottish and Welsh Governments have called for talks with Westminster over the asylum system.
‘We’re fighting a broken system’
Cllr Hannah Clare says the system of using hotels to temporarily house unaccompanied asylum-seeking children urgently needs to change, and that the Government must work faster to address the underlying issues.
Transfer scheme for asylum children made mandatory
Councils will have to take in asylum-seeking children as the national transfer scheme is made mandatory.
Afghan matching delays should be decreasing, insists mandarin
Delays in matching Afghan refugees with available accommodation should now be decreasing, a senior Home Office mandarin has claimed.
LGA lobbies Patel on asylum pressures
Senior councillors have written to ministers expressing their concerns about the resettlement of Afghan refugees.
Councils offer almost 1,000 properties in Afghan asylum drive
Councils have offered almost 1,000 properties to support the resettlement and relocation of Afghan citizens and their families, the latest figures have shown.
Watchdog calls for mandatory transfer scheme
Ofsted has joined calls for councils to be required to take in unaccompanied asylum-seeking children.
Council accuses government of ignoring planned legal challenge
Blackpool Council has accused the Home Office and Serco of ignoring a planned legal challenge over the placement of 150 asylum seekers at a hotel.
Councils prepare for legal battle with Home Office
Seven authorities have launched proceedings against the Home Office over the asylum dispersal scheme.
Blackpool threatens action over asylum hotel plans
Blackpool Council has warned planning permission will be required to use a hotel to house hundreds of asylum seekers.
Coventry to take legal action over asylum
A council has been forced to take legal action over the Government’s use of hotels for asylum seekers despite previously pledging to offer refugees sanctuary.
Croydon calls for asylum support funds to stave off intervention
The council is facing the prospect of Government intervention as it grapples with a multi-million pound funding gap.
Councils ‘stand ready’ to support refugees
Local authorities have pledged to provide support to thousands of people fleeing Afghanistan
Pressure mounts for compulsory asylum dispersal
Home Secretary Priti Patel is being urged to make the dispersal scheme for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC) mandatory for councils.
Brighton & Hove raises concerns over support for asylum-seeking children
The council said they had less than 24 hours’ notice before the Home Office placed a number of children in a hotel in the city.