Tag: Policy

Inspectors condemn ‘unacceptable’ and ‘inhumane’ treatment of detainees at Heathrow Immigration Removal Centre

A report by independent inspectors appointed by the UK’s Minister for Immigration has made critical findings on the conditions for detainees at Heathrow removal centre

The benefits cap on lone parents with children under two is unlawful

In a recent legal challenge, the UK government’s “benefit cap” has come under fire for unlawfully discriminating against lone parents with children under the age of two.

Quick and dirty overview of Home Office immigration fee hikes

Large increases in Home Office fees kick in from 6 April 2017. There are steep rises across the board for many of the more common applications, in the region of 20 to 25% increases in some cases.

“Deport now, appeal later” or start again? Guidance on fresh claims and s.94B certifications in immigration judicial reviews

Home Office powers to cut the number of appeals against immigration refusals have enabled a boom in judicial reviews and fresh claims. That trend is likely to continue following new guidance from the Upper Tribunal.

Common British words and phrases explained for migrants

Migrants should be required to learn English, according to coverage of a new report by an influential Parliamentary committee. Here are some tips from a ‘native’ English speaker.

Did Jeremy Hunt act illegally by forcing a new contract on junior doctors?

The High Court is considering a legal challenge by the junior doctors against a divisive new contract. It has potential to be one of this Autumn’s key cases in the public law field.

New Home Office guidance on adults ‘at risk’ in immigration detention

New Home Office guidance on the detention of vulnerable adults comes into force today. [1] Read it here.

EU citizens aren’t “bargaining chips” in Brexit negotiations, warns Home Affairs Select Committee

On 11 July 2016, days after the Brexit vote, the Cabinet Office assured us that EU nationals in the UK […]

Asylum seekers don’t ‘play the system’: the system has crashed.

Immigration is a gift to every jaded journalist in post-factual Brexit Britain. Take some meaningless Home Office statistics from 2004 to […]

Did Byron Burger unlawfully discriminate against employees in Home Office sting?

Potentially. But much depends on what was said and done, and how. The raid On the morning of 4 July 2016, […]