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Fee waiver introduced for children applying for British citizenship

13 Jun 2022

£1,012 fee to be waived if families can demonstrate that they cannot afford this.

Free school meal entitlement to be extended to all families with no recourse to public funds

14 Apr 2022

The Government will also consult on extending entitlement for childcare for two-year-olds.

Supporting residents with pre-settled status who are destitute or at risk of homelessness

11 Mar 2022

What councils need to consider when a person is ineligible for benefits

New human rights template and guidance for councils

09 Nov 2021

Applying Schedule 3 when a person who is 'in breach of immigration laws' qualifies for social services' support.

Home Office updates policy setting out when access to public funds must be granted

09 Nov 2021

Guidance requires child welfare impacts to be considered and defines 'imminent risk of destitution'.

Continuing healthcare and funded nursing care can be provided regardless of immigration status

01 Nov 2021

DHSC confirms that CHC, FNC, and section 117 aftercare are not subject to overseas visitors charging.

Number of households with no recourse to public funds accommodated by social services increases by 30%

30 Sep 2021

NRPF Connect data evidences cost pressures for local government arising from the provision of essential ‘safety-net’ support to people who are excluded from benefits and mainstream housing assistance.

Councils can claim funding for destitution support provided to Hong Kong BN(O) visa holders

12 Aug 2021

Funding criteria and guidance now available.

End of the grace period gives rise to destitution risks and pressures on local government

05 Jul 2021

Information to help councils uphold EU citizens' rights and identify support options when people are ineligible for benefits.

New Plan for Immigration creates destitution risks

10 May 2021

We highlight potential impacts on individuals and councils in our consultation response.