Briefing notesIn-depth analysis of asylum support issues


​Our briefing notes are aimed at experienced advisors.  They provide an in-depth analysis on specific issues related to asylum support.

Asylum Support Tribunal arrangements during Covid 2.10.20

AST Help for Users during Covid 2.10.20

Amended Pilot Practice Direction 14.9.20

June 2020 - Briefing note - Schedule 10

AST Road Map to Recovery 11.6.20

April 2020 - Briefing note - Asylum Support Tribunal procedures during the Covid-19 pandemic (annexes below)

Annex 1 - Pilot Practice Direction (PD) from the Senior President of Tribunals 13.3.20

Annex 2 - FTT-AS arrangements on the PD from the AST’s Principal Judge Storey 31.3.20

Annex 3 - FTT-AS letter to the AST user group 6.4.20

Annex 4 - FTT-AS Covid-19 appeal process internal instructions 6.4.20

Annex 5 - The Tribunal Procedure (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Rules 2020 rule 4

Annex 6 - FTT-AS template Directions Notice

May 2019 - Briefing note - Absconders and withdrawn asylum claims

February 2018 Briefing Note Article 8 applications

March 2017- Briefing note on Home Office withdrawals

February 2017 - Immigration Act 2016 - Summary of changes to asylum support

November 2016 - Briefing note - The right to rent scheme and asylum support

Sept 2016 - Briefing Note - Section 57

May 2015 - Housing and financial support for pregnant women who have been refused asylum

Oct 2014 - Briefing Note on Pregnancy & section 4 support

Sept 2014 - Briefing Note - Mental health & eligibility for Section 4 support

Sep 2014 - Briefing Note - Section 4 payments for ‘all reasonable steps’

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