lifeline for all

This report addresses a main driver of poverty amongst children in modern-day Britain: the no recourse to public funds condition placed on their leave to remain or associated with their parents’ immigration status. Its findings are based on interviews conducted with families as well as an analysis of case files, Home Office statistics, and data provided by, amongst others, the NRPF Network and the Migration Observatory.

The report highlights how the NRPF condition plunges thousands of children in migrant families into abject, long-term poverty and calls on the government to suspend the NRPF condition during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Ilona Pinter, Scott Compton, Rupinder Parhar and Husna Majid
Policy and lobbying