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Policy update June 2019

Policy update June 2019

News item 10 July 2019:

An overview of the latest statistics, policy and research on migration issues affecting partner organisations in Yorkshire and Humber. 

To download your copy, go to our Policy briefings section.

Here's a summary:

  • UK net migration is stable at 258,000 with continued falls in EU migration for work, offset by increases in non-EU migration for work and students.
  • Post-Brexit immigration system proposals are being consulted upon.
  • When Theresa May resigned as Conservative party leader she quoted Sir Nicholas Winton, who brought children to the UK on the Kindertransport.
  • Yorkshire and Humber’s new 6 MEPs are: 3 for the Brexit Party [36% of the vote], 1 each for Labour [16%], the Liberal Democrats [16%] and the Green Party [13%].
  • It is a year since the Windrush scandal broke. The Compensation Scheme has opened. The Home Secretary has given formal apologies by to 67 individuals.
  • The EU Settlement Scheme was rolled out nationally on 30 March. There have been 800,000 applications, around 20% of the eligible population.
  • Government will increase funding for unaccompanied children cared for by councils, benefiting those looking after older children [aged 16-17].
  • Government announced resettlement plans post 2020. Existing schemes will be merged and 5,000 refugees will be resettled in the first year.
  • The Home Office published a new Indicators of Integration framework. It offers a common way for practitioners and policy makers to understand, plan, monitor and measure the integration of any group of people into society.
  • During Refugee Week, events were held across the region. The official theme of Refugee Week 2019 was ‘You, me and those who came before’.
  • Globally, more than 70 million people are displaced, double the level of 20 years ago.
  • EU countries - including the UK - are beginning to resettle refugees rescued from detention in Libya and temporarily housed in Niger.  





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