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Barristers accuse Home Office officials of breaching civil service code with press release

Home Office officials have been accused by prominent barristers of breaching the civil service code by publishing a press release conflating "child rapists" with "failed asylum seekers".

Published 31 March 2021

Home Office’s ‘hostile environment’ broke equality law

The Home Office's widely-condemned "hostile environment" measures breached equality law with particular impact on black members of the Windrush generation, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has said.

Published 25 November 2020

Home Office accused of interference with the judiciary after querying bail grants

Immigration experts have accused the Home Office of interfering with the independence of the judiciary after it queried the number of detainees being released during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 7 May 2020

High Court rules Home Office’s £1,000 fee for children to register as British citizens unlawful

The High Court in London has today ruled the £1,012 fee the Home Office charges children to register as British citizens is unlawful.

Published 19 December 2019

Revealed: the cost of staying in Britain

Soaring immigration fees have led to accusations of profiteering against the Home Office, which made £500 million last year.

Published 12 August 2019

Home Office rules on determining if asylum seekers are minors ruled unlawful

Home Office rules on determining if asylum seekers are younger than 18 are unlawful, senior judges have ruled.

Published 24 May 2019

End to indefinite immigration detention could save £30m per year

An end to indefinite immigration detention in the UK could save around £30 million per year, according to a new report.

Published 9 May 2019

England: Decline in rape prosecutions prompts Home Office investigation

Rape prosecutions have declined to their lowest rate in more than five years, The Guardian reports.

Published 6 March 2019

Lords Committee criticises Home Office for lack of transparency over Brexit and justice

The House of Lords Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee has published a report today criticising the Draft Law Enforcement and Security (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.

Published 20 February 2019

Elderly Iranian couple granted leave to remain in UK 40 years after immigration, at cost of £20,000

An elderly Iranian couple have been granted leave to remain in the UK 40 years after they emigrated from Iran, albeit at a cost of £20,000 – which their lawyer has described as “ten years of indentured servitude to the Home Office”.

Published 13 February 2019