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End of the grace period gives rise to destitution risks and pressures on local government

05 Jul 2021

Information to help councils uphold EU citizens' rights and identify support options when people are ineligible for benefits.

New Plan for Immigration creates destitution risks

10 May 2021

We highlight potential impacts on individuals and councils in our consultation response.

High Court rules councils can accommodate rough sleepers with no recourse to public funds during the Covid-19 pandemic

22 Mar 2021

Now the legal basis for providing support is clear, more assistance is needed to help councils end homelessness when people are ineligible for benefits.

Access to public funds to be granted to Hong Kong BN(O) visa holders facing destitution

05 Mar 2021

Home Office to introduce change of conditions process.

Councils likely to incur costs providing safety-net support to EEA nationals after free movement ends

15 Dec 2020

We consider the implications of changes to benefit eligibility, housing entitlement, and the exclusion to social services' support after the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020.

Urgent action required to ensure that EEA residents secure future residence rights and avoid destitution

28 Sep 2020

Councils can help identify and assist vulnerable residents to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme before the deadline of 30 June 2021.

Councils achieve cost savings despite rising referrals and challenges obtaining immigration outcomes

23 Sep 2020

Partnership working with the Home Office achieves a reduction in spend of £118,000 per week but a quarter of NRPF households require support for more than 3 years.

New website launched today

22 Sep 2020

An essential resource for councils working with residents who have no recourse to public funds.