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Forced Evictions, Racist Attacks: What Britain's New Landlord Has in Store for Asylum Seekers in Private Housing

The UK government has created a new profit source for security giant G4S and its partners: managing housing for asylum seekers. It can only be described as a reckless experiment whose result is human misery.

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http://www.insidehousing.co.uk/care/g4s-has-10-days-left-to-rehouse-349-people/6524444.article

see also ‘G4S ‘fails again’ as deadline on asylum seekers’ housing looms’ The Yorkshire Post Thursday 1 November 2012

(2) UKBA COMPASS Transition ‘COMPASS Corporate Partner FAQs’ version 4.0 Leeds: UKBA, September 2012.n.p.

(3) http://www.24dash.com/news/housing/2012-08-02-charitable-housing-provider-defends-g4s-contract-after-charity-attack

(4) UK Border Agency COMPASS Transition ‘COMPASS Corporate Partner FAQs’ version 3.0 Leeds: UKBA, September 2012.n.p.

http://www.migrationyorkshire.org.uk/Userfiles/File/PolicyandResearch/PolicyBriefings/Other/ukba-corporate-partner-Faqsv3-0.doc

(5) UK Border Agency COMPASS Transition ‘COMPASS Corporate Partner FAQs version 3.0 Leeds: UKBA, September 2012.n.p

http://www.migrationyorkshire.org.uk/Userfiles/File/PolicyandResearch/PolicyBriefings/Other/ukba-corporate-partner-Faqsv3-0.doc

 (6) http://www.opendemocracy.net/ourkingdom/lorna-gledhill/bad-management-and-broken-promises-asylum-housing-gets-g4s-olympic-experie

(7) NASS Policy Bulletin 81 Racist Incidents 21 June 2004 p3

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/documents/policyandlaw/asylumsupportbulletins/general /pb81?view=Binary

(8) Matthew Collins ‘Trouble flares in Sunderland’ Hope not Hate Saturday 6th October 2012

http://www.hopenothate.org.uk/blog/article/2210/trouble-flares-in-Sunderland

(9) See Parliamentary debate on winkling  1406  and Simon Jenkins ‘Once they called it Rachmanism. Now it's being done with taxpayers' money’ The Guardian Friday 16 March 2007

(10) UK Border Agency ‘Asylum Support Policy Bulletin 31 Dispersal Guidelines’ September 2009 p.1

(11) http://www.irr.org.uk/news/g4s-jomast-stockton-hostel-and-the-mother-and-baby-market/

(12) Frances Webber 2012 ‘Borderline Justice: the fight for Refugee and Migrants Rights’ London: Pluto Press p 92

(13) See the language used throughout the UK Border Agency document ‘Asylum Support Policy Bulletin 31 Dispersal Guidelines’ September 2009

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/documents/policyandlaw/asylumsupportbulletins/dispersal/pb31?view=Binary

(14) See Jon Burnett ‘Glasgow: Solidarity with asylum seekers facing eviction’ Institute for Race Relations October 18th 2012

http://www.irr.org.uk/news/glasgow-solidarity-with-asylum-seekers-facing-eviction/

(15) http://www.24dash.com/news/housing/2012-06-01-Mother-and-baby-dumped-in-unsuitable-flat-by-Border-Agency-subcontractor

John Grayson is an independent researcher and adult educator

 
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