Refugees: Liverpool

Home Office written question – answered on 19th October 2018.

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Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle Labour, Garston and Halewood

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 23 July 2018 to Question 167142 on UN High Commissioner for Refugees: Expenditure, how much funding his Department has allocated to the Liverpool Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme in each year since its launch.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

Local authorities claim a tariff from the Government for the refugees they resettle under the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme. The first 12 months of a refugee's resettlement costs are funded by central government using the Official Development Assistance budget which amounts to £8,520 per person.

For years 2-5 local authorities receive £12,000 per person overall ; tapering from £5,000 in year 2, to £3,700 in year 3, to £2,300 in year 4 and £1,000 in year 5. There is also an exceptional cases fund to assist the most vulnerable refugees. This funding is available to help local authorities with exceptional costs such as social care and housing adaptations.

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