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Illustrating the potential cost of ‘open borders’ for refugees

The programme to resettle vulnerable Syrian refugees in the UK was successfully expanded at speed in order to reach an interim target to resettle 1,000 people by Christmas 2015, according to the National Audit Office, but the programme team will need to resettle more people each quarter than they have done so far in order to meet the overall target to resettle 20,000 people by May 2020.

The report found that there is no estimate of the total cost of the programme to the UK. NAO estimates the programme could cost the UK up to £1.112bn to the end of 2019-20 and up to £1.734bn over its lifetime.

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NAO:  The Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement programme

LGA responds to the NAO report on the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Programme

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Refugees milestone

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Europe-wide failure to anticipate & tackle "colossal" migration crisis

LGA responds to Home Affairs Select Committee Report on Migration

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EC announces New Migration Partnership Framework

EESC views on refugees in Turkey: “irregular crossing will not stop”

Minister for Syrian Refugees visits Lebanon

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Unaccompanied asylum-seeking children to be resettled from Europe

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