Increasing number of asylum seekers being granted work permits due to backlogs

Karl Williams, Deputy Research Director at the Centre for Policy Studies,  spoke to Sky News about asylum seekers who have been in the UK for over a year and their right to work – a policy that is making Britain more attractive to migrants.

He said “There was perhaps a case for it when there were far fewer people in the asylum system. But at the moment it’s clearly acting as a massive pull factor for people coming here.”

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Date Added: Tuesday 14th November 2023