Monday November 30, 2020

New plan to end direct provision is unrealistic and unworkable, officials warn

Department of Housing claims ‘untenable’ own-door proposal would drive up rents and lead to legal challenges

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

22nd November, 2020
Catherine Day, the former secretary general of the European Commission is chair of the new advisory group on direct provision

The proposal to house asylum seekers in own door accommodation provided by local authorities has been described as “unworkable” , “unimplementable” and “unrealistic” by the Department of Housing.

The department has claimed the measure would result in greater levels of homelessness and would exacerbate rental inflation at a time when the government is attempting to reduce it.

It has warned the move would lead to legal challenges as it would...

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