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Right to work for asylum seekers confirmed
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The Home Office appeal to the Supreme Court in ZO (Somalia)  UKSC 36 has been dismissed.
This confirms that in cases where a fresh asylum claim has been made and no decision was reached for a year, the asylum seeker obtains a right to work under European law. This applies in the vast majority of fresh claims, as decision making times have often been several years.
More to follow.
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