Asylum: Finance:Written question - 48570

Asked by Gill Furniss
(Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough)
Asked on: 18 May 2020
Home Office
Asylum: Finance
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the methodology is for (a) calculating changes to asylum support rates and (b) ensuring those rates are sufficient to allow asylum seekers to avoid destitution; and if she will make a statement.
Answered by: Chris Philp
Answered on: 26 May 2020

A report published in March 2018 sets out the methodology for calculating the asylum support rates and can be found at:

We are currently reviewing the level of the support rate, as we do each year, to ensure that they remain capable of meeting the essential living needs of asylum seekers.

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