New Joint Briefing for Local Authorities on the Illegal Migration Act

When fully implemented, the Illegal Migration Act 2023 will introduce the most sweeping changes to the UK’s asylum system in decades, and will have far-reaching implications for frontline service providers working with those who are impacted by the Act.

In light of the ever-evolving landscape of asylum policies, and their likely impact on our communities, it is vital for local authorities to stay informed and prepared for the future.

Asylum Matters and NACCOM (No Accommodation Network) have published a new briefing note to help local authorities understand some of the key aspects of the Illegal Migration Act.

The briefing outlines the implications of these new measures on four key areas:

  • The right to seek asylum and settle in the UK.
  • Destitution and homelessness.
  • Children and safeguarding.
  • Protections for survivors of trafficking and modern slavery.

You can find this new resource here: Briefing note for LAs – Illegal Migration Act

We are deeply concerned about the profound impact that the Illegal Migration Act will have on both individuals and communities, as well as statutory and voluntary support services.

We kindly ask you to read the briefing to better understand the new measures, and the practical actions that local authorities can take to mitigate their harmful effects. We also encourage you to share the briefing with relevant colleagues, as well as other organisations and networks that may benefit from this resource.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the authors of the report ([email protected] and [email protected] or [email protected]).

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