Asylum and Immigration Applications Backlog

Part of Home Department – in the House of Commons at on 20 March 2023.

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Photo of Robert Jenrick Robert Jenrick The Minister for Immigration

The Prime Minister made a commitment on 13 December to clear the legacy backlog of asylum applications over the course of this year. I am pleased to report that we are on track to deliver that. We have already doubled the number of caseworkers, and we are on course to double the number again. We are streamlining processes to reduce unnecessary paperwork while maintaining robust standards. The productivity of caseworkers has more than doubled since the start of the year.