No Recourse to Public Funds | Manufacturing Destitution
Tuesday 2nd November, 1pm – 3pm on Zoom.
No Recourse to Public Funds | Manufacturing Destitution, hosted by ACH, who work to drive change and integration for refugee and migrant communities in the UK and, Migration Mobilities Bristol (MMB), a Specialist Research Institute at the University of Bristol.
In 2020, research suggested nearly 1.4 million people in the UK had no recourse to public funds (NRPF), with the burden of restrictions falling disproportionately on people of colour. NRPF rules already means tens of thousands of migrants - as well as their British family members - face difficult choices about returning to work; destitution; huge future costs relating to their immigration status; and the prospect of loved ones being forced to leave the UK.
With the number of people seeking advice on no recourse to public funds doubling during the pandemic, we will look at the affects NRPF has on migrants at a national and local level. We will also explore the findings of those working with lived experience of NRPF and discuss next steps and actions for change.