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Migrants: Finance

Question for Home Office

UIN 18470, tabled on 18 June 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has made an estimate of the cost to the public purse of removing the No Recourse to Public Funds condition from all people currently subject to that condition.

Answered on

23 June 2021

The principle of No Recourse Public Funds (NRPF) was established as far back as 1971 and is a condition which successive governments have applied to those in the UK with temporary immigration status. Migrants here without lawful status are also subject to NRPF.

NRPF restrictions are an important part of immigration policy designed to assure the public that controlled immigration brings real benefits to the UK, and does not place excessive demands upon the UK’s finite resources. We have no plans to lift or abolish the NRPF condition and have made no estimates of the cost of doing so.

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Home Office
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