To try to reduce the asylum decision backlog, the Home Office has introduced a “streamlined” process, including a questionnaire to be completed, in English, by individuals from Afghanistan, Eritrea, Syria, Yemen and Libya who claimed asylum before 28 June 2022. Around 12,000 questionnaires are expected to be sent out, with the first having been received over the last couple of days. People from these five countries have an asylum grant rate of over 95%, so a decision to fast-track these decisions is welcomed. However, issuing the type of questionnaire the Home Office have is not the way to do it. The only way to speed up consideration of such complex … Continue reading Are the new asylum questionnaires fit for purpose?
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