The Lift the Ban Coalition is made up of 80 organisations, including charities, businesses and churches. They are calling on the government to give asylum seekers and adult dependents the right to work. They say:
‘People seeking asylum are given just £5.39 per day to meet their essential living costs. Almost half of all asylum seekers currently wait over six months for their claim to be determined with many waiting years. The Lift the Ban coalition is working to change this. Together, we believe we can #LiftTheBan and ensure that people seeking safety in the UK have the right to work.’
The coalition believes that asylum seekers could contribute £42m if work rules are relaxed.
For information about the Coalition and to sign the Petition click here: http://lifttheban.co.uk/