High court overturns home secretary’s freeze on payments for asylum seekers

High court overturns home secretary’s freeze on payments for asylum seekers

Charities welcome landmark verdict after judge rules Theresa May acted unlawfully and irrationally.

The home secretary has acted unlawfully and irrationally by freezing the level of government financial support for asylum seekers, the high court has ruled.

A judge quashed Theresa May’s decision not to increase cash payments for essential living needs while asylum applications are processed, a period when applicants are not allowed to work.

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