Asylum

Home Office written question – answered on 16th September 2020.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in reviewing their policy on the rights of asylum applicants to work in the UK as announced in the White Paper The UK’s future skills-based immigration system, published in December 2018; and when they intend to make an announcement about their progress and conclusions.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department

Asylum seeker right to work is a complex issue. A review of the policy is ongoing, and we are considering the evidence put forward on the issue. Details of the review will be announced in due course.

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