Civil news immigration contract changes after asylum reforms

Providers will be able to claim from 1 July for work on rebuttal documents challenging provisional temporary ‘group 2’ refugee decisions on permissions to stay.

We are making this possible through changes to the immigration and asylum specification in the 2018 Standard Civil Contract.

The changes follow consultations with your representative bodies. The work will be paid at hourly rates.

Why is this happening now?

The changes follow the recent passing of the Nationality and Borders Act 2022, which introduced 2 groups of refugees:

  • group 1 refugees are usually granted permission to stay for 5 years after which they can apply for further leave

  • group 2 refugees are granted temporary permission to stay for 30 months

Where can I find out more?

Full details of the contract amendments can be found on the Standard Civil Contract 2018 page on GOV.UK.

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