9 May 2023

How effective are efforts to clear the asylum cases backlog – and what about the people left waiting for a decision?

Communities Editor

A barge due to house five hundred asylum seekers has arrived in Falmouth in Cornwall for a refit – before it moves onto its final destination in Dorset.

Critics have described it as a “quasi prison” – with questions over living conditions and safety for those on board.

Record numbers of people are waiting for a decision on their asylum cases in the UK – often for years – but how effective are the Government’s latest efforts to clear the backlog?