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Civil news: requests for supplementary matter starts in immigration and asylum

Providers likely to use their immigration new matter starts before the end of March 2018 can request supplementary matters from their contract manager.


Earlier this year, the Legal Aid Agency invited existing immigration and asylum providers in London and Mid, South West, and Coastal Kent, to submit expressions of interest for supplementary matter starts to deliver immigration and asylum legal help, specifically for providing advice to asylum seekers being transferred from other areas of the UK to London by National Asylum Seekers Support (NASS) and/or Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) arriving in the UK following the closure of the camp at Calais. The outcome of that exercise can be found on GOV.UK.

If you are witnessing trends relating to changes in dispersal, particularly those as a result of any increases in the dispersal of UASC, you should inform your contract manager.

Further information regarding requesting supplementary matter starts can be found at paras 1.20 to 1.23 of the 2013 Standard Civil Contract (General Specification).

Published 23 August 2017