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Refugees: Ukraine

Question for Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

UIN 145857, tabled on 23 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department is taking steps to help Ukrainian refugees under the Homes for Ukraine scheme (a) access bank accounts and (b) apply for national insurance numbers.

Answered on

28 March 2022

Further to the oral statement by the Secretary of State for Levelling Up on 14 March, guidance for local authorities has been published on Gov.uk at www.gov.uk/guidance/homes-for-ukraine-guidance-for-councils . There are also published FAQs available online at www.gov.uk/guidance/homes-for-ukraine-scheme-frequently-asked-questions as well as information for sponsors at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/homes-for-ukraine-sponsor-guidance . Information is available on safeguarding checks at these links, as well as on eligibility for the scheme. Phase One of the Homes for Ukraine scheme opened for applications on 18 March and is accessible via links from homesforukraine.campaign.gov.uk . Those who had recorded their interest in the scheme were also contacted on that date. Details on future phases of the scheme will be announced in due course.

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