Asylum: Finance:Written question - 52313

Q
Asked by Gill Furniss
(Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough)
Asked on: 01 June 2020
Home Office
Asylum: Finance
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of financial support available for people in the asylum system during the covid-19 outbreak.
A
Answered by: Chris Philp
Answered on: 10 June 2020

We have been reviewing the level of the cash allowances provided to asylum seekers who would otherwise be destitute, as we do each year to ensure that they remain capable of meeting their essential living needs.

As a result of this work, the standard allowance has been raised to £39.60 per week from £37.75 per week, an increase of around 5%.

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