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.

High Court interim order preventing s4 evictions 2.11.20

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

Home Office letter to British Red Cross 27.03.20

May 2019 - Briefing note - Absconders and withdrawn asylum claims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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