The impact of Clause 10.5 of the Nationality and Borders Bill on Refugees
Wednesday November 3rd 2021, 13:00-14:30 PM
This event, jointly hosted by the APPG on No Recourse to Public Funds and the APPG on Migration, will explore the impact of Clause 10.5 of the Nationality and Borders Bill on refugees and their welfare. Among various aspects of the Bill, we are particularly concerned about the proposal to differentiate between groups of refugees based on their mode of arrival to the UK, and to grant limited services on this basis.
Bringing together policy experts and people with lived experiences of similar policies, this event aims to forensically examine the main limitations to refugee support introduced by Clause 10.5. These mainly revolve around extending the NRPF condition, limiting rights of family reunion, introducing a time-limited leave, and restricting access to indefinite leave. We aim to highlight the potentially nefarious consequences of these measures for refugees, and their attempts to rebuild livelihoods in the UK, with a view to inform the next-phase of parliamentary scrutiny of these proposed policies.
Chairs – Kate Osamor MP, Chair of the APPG on NRPF and Baroness Ludford, Vice-Chair of the APPG on Migration
- Jonathan Featonby, British Red Cross
- Jennifer Blair, Helen Bamber Foundation
- Kris Harris, Project 17
- Neil Coyle MP, Member of Parliament for Bermondsey & Old Southwark
- Individuals with lived experience of the No Recourse to Public Funds condition