Home Office’s Permission to Work policy declared unlawful

New High Court case ….

In his ruling on Friday, Mr Justice Bourne considered the wider issues about the right to work for asylum seekers and victims of trafficking.

He found that the lack of reference to discretion to grant permission to work in the Home Office guidance created a real risk that requests for work may not be properly considered.

He said: “The limitation makes it much harder and in many cases impossible for an individual to obtain paid work. It may prevent them from working at all thereby exposing them to a risk of isolation and affecting their self-esteem.”


Home Office wrong to stop asylum seekers working in UK, court rules
LJ (Kosovo), R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] EWHC 3487 (Admin) (18 December 2020)


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