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New Asylum Seeker Housing Plans Announced by Home Office

Categories: Articles:Asylum & Refugees | Published: 21/09/2016 | Views: 752
It has been announced that the Home Office is re-evaluating the national ‘dispersal’ scheme after calls from local councils that it is not operating fairly enough. If successful, it should result in refugees being dispersed more evenly across different areas of Britain.

This is a scheme that first came to fruition in 1999 as a method to handle the increase in asylum seeker applications. Initially, the scheme was introduced as a measure to combat the large number of migrants that were settling in London and the South East of England. The primary aim of the scheme was to relieve the financial costs and burdens in the affected areas as residents and councils were finding issues such as jobs and housing were being over ran. This would be achieved by relocating the migrants to other areas of the UK to stop there being a large settlement in one specific area. (Veronica Pembleton,)  Read more here
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