Woeful asylum support pushing families into severe poverty, says inquiry

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Central Government, Communities, Health

Low levels of support are forcing thousands of asylum-seeking families in the UK into severe poverty, a cross-party parliamentary inquiry will reveal today. The inquiry, led by former children’s minister Sarah Teather MP, will launch its report into how asylum-seeking children and families are supported by the Home Office. The panel, which is being supported by The Children’s Society, found widespread examples of families on levels of support far below mainstream benefits, leaving them bar...

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