Asylum seekers should have the right to work #LiftTheBan!


We believe that asylum seekers in Scotland and across the UK should have the right to work if their asylum claim has not been resolved within six months.

Right now they are banned from working and are left to live on just £5.39 per day, struggling to support themselves and their families, whilst the Government wastes the talents of thousands of people.

We think that’s wrong. We believe that people who have risked everything to find safety should have the best chance of contributing to our society and integrating into our communities. This means giving people seeking asylum the right to work so that they can use their skills and live in dignity.

Scottish Refugee Council is part of the Lift the Ban coalition working to change this. Together, we believe we can #LiftTheBan and ensure that people seeking safety in the UK have the right to work. Join us, get involved, take action…

Take action

You can find out more about #LiftTheBan, download an activism pack and sign the petition on the campaign website: