Over 270 organisations write to the Home Secretary demanding an increase asylum support rates
On Monday 8th June, the Home Office announced a shameful increase of just £1.85 a week to the financial support people seeking asylum in the UK rely on. That’s a meagre 26p a day; and leaves people still forced to live off little more than £5 a day.
We know that’s impossible in normal circumstances, never mind during a global pandemic.That’s why we’ve joined over 270 other organisations, faith groups and community leaders in writing to the Home Secretary to call on her to urgently reconsider her decision, and ensure that people seeking safety in the UK are able to meet their essential needs and stay safe, during the pandemic and beyond.
The full text of the letter can be found here: https://asylummatters.org/2020/06/10/over-220-organisations-write-to-the-home-secretary-demanding-an-increase-asylum-support-rates/ alongside the complete list of signatories. Whilst the letter has now been sent to the Home Secretary, we are keeping the version on our website open for new signatories.