News July 2023


31 July 2023

Bibby Stockholm at risk of becoming a “floating Grenfell” - amid warnings about “serious fire risks”.

Despite the Home Office initially intending to move people seeking safety onto the Bibby Stockholm from tomorrow, reports state there is still no approval from local fire services.


27 July 2023

500 days since the Homes for Ukraine scheme

Today marks 500 days since the UK launched its Homes for Ukraine scheme. So how’s it gone so far? Has the scheme been a success?  Should the UK government be doing more to help Ukrainian refugees? Should a similar system be created to help refugees from other countries?


26 July 2023

Statement on the Illegal Migration Act

We have been reflecting, this week, on the Illegal Migration Act that was made law last week. This Act shows a flagrant disregard for the lives and wellbeing of people seeking safety, demonstrating the deterioration of the values and structures created to protect them.


22 July 2023

Civil society statement against the passage of the Illegal Migration Bill, July 2023

As a coalition of 290 organizations representing human rights, migrants' rights, refugee and asylum, anti-trafficking, disability rights, health, housing, racial justice, criminal justice, faith, access to justice, and other sectors, we condemn the passage of the Illegal Migration Act.


13 July 2023

Our Submission to the Legislative Scrutiny on the Illegal Migration Bill

The Joint Committee on Human Rights has released its report scrutinising the Illegal Migration Bill, drawing on evidence from across civil society on the potential implications of this Bill that would change the face of asylum across the UK.


12 July 2023

Illegal Migration Bill returns to House of Lords

The Illegal Migration Bill has returned to the House of Lords after amendments have been overturned in the House of Commons.


4 July 2023

‘Alternative Approaches to Asylum Accommodation’

On Friday 23rd June 2023, as part of Refugee Festival Scotland, our Advocacy and Campaigns team hosted an online workshop exploring ‘Alternative Approaches to Asylum Accommodation’.

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