It was announced earlier this week that new asylum accommodation contracts have been awarded to three major private sector providers, Serco, Mears and Clearsprings. A full list of all contracts awarded is below.
Today (Wednesday 19 December) the Government published its much awaited Immigration White Paper entitled ‘The UK’s future skills-based immigration system’ which you can read here.
In a White Paper otherwise focussed on plans for Britain to leave the European Union, and correspondingly for an end of the free movement of EEA citizens, there are several important references to the issues that impact the work of the Refugee Council. These are outlined below.
Yesterday, the UN General Assembly made the historic decision to agree on a new international framework known as the Global Compact on Refugees. The Refugee Council enthusiastically welcomes the news that the International Community is committed to working together to alleviate today’s unprecedented refugee crisis in a way which benefits both refugees and host communities.
The Refugee Council warmly welcomes the news released by the Home Office today that Campsfield House immigration removal centre will close by May 2019. This closure will coincide with the end of its current management contract.
New research reveals vital role played by refugee-led community organisations in integration
New research published today by the Refugee Council highlights the key role that refugee-led community organisations (RCOs) and networks play in supporting refugees to integrate, and increasing refugee inclusion and participation in the UK.