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IPPR Report: Reversing the Hostile Environment Policy

Almost a decade ago, the then Home Secretary Theresa May made a series of changes to the UK’s immigration system, implementing what would become known as the ‘hostile environment policy’. Brazen in its intentions, the government made clear that the...

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Covid-19: Hostile Environment Jeopardises Public Health

Activists are calling on the Government to put an immediate end to the hostile environment as COVID-19 spreads worldwide. Campaigners and researchers fear that deliberately hostile immigration policies and laws prevent migrants from coming forward...

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University Strikes and the Hostile Environment

As UCU (University and College Union) members initiated the UK’s biggest ever (ongoing) university strikes last month, staff and students alike have expressed frustration regarding both the portrayal of and attitudes towards strike action. In recent...

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Hostile Policies Push Arts Workers Out of UK

The ‘hostile environment’ immigration policy is apparently dead, denounced by previous Home Secretary Sajid Javid in 2018. However, just one year on and migrants in the UK are still feeling the heat, prompting many to consider abandoning...