'Don't forget those who need protection': Response to Spending Review


'Don’t forget those who need our protection’:

Scottish Refugee Council response to UK Government
Spending Review

John Wilkes, Chief Executive of Scottish Refugee Council, said in response to the announcement of the UK Government’s Comprehensive Spending Review: ‘Today’s spending review has revealed cuts that will severely compromise the UK’s ability to offer protection to those in need.

‘The small number of people seeking asylum in the UK are already surviving on just 55% of regular income support. Many of them, through no fault of their own, are destitute – and are not allowed to work to support themselves.

 ‘As we tighten our belts for the future, it is crucial that we do not forget those who depend on us for safety.’