There has been a six-fold increase in the total number of child asylum applicants in the EU in the last six years. The European Commission published policy guidance on the protection of children in migration in April 2017.
The House of Commons Library published a briefing on migrants and benefits in March 2017. This paper brings together the UK’s main data sources on benefits and tax credits paid to migrants living in the UK.
Migrant Voice published a report on the impact of Europe’s Dublin regulation in March 2017. The report concluded that this regulation does not provide an appropriate framework for the dispersal of asylum seeker applications within the European Union.
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights published a report on integrating migrants, refugees and their descendants into the EU in March 2017. The report identified and compared policies across the EU in areas important for successful integration.
Responses to a consultation on proposals to further extend charging for overseas visitors and migrants who use the NHS; including the Royal College of Nursing, the TUC, and the Race Equality Foundation. The Government responded in February 2017.
The Home Affairs Select Committee conducted an inquiry into accommodation for asylum seekers and published their report in January 2017.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Migration launched an inquiry in February 2017 into the experience and concerns of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and public sector organisations in the area of migration. The deadline for the submission of written evidence is 28 February 2017.
The Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness was launched in January 2017. It aims to start a national conversation about the scale and impact of loneliness in the UK.
In January 2017, the Scottish Women’s Convention (SWC) organised a conference following discussions from women throughout the country, who have expressed concerns about Scotland’s place in the negotiations on the UK leaving.
British Future published in December 2016 the report of their inquiry into securing the status of nationals from the European Economic Area living in the UK. The Inquiry’s report calls on the Government to make a clear public commitment that the 2.8 million Europeans in the UK can stay.