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Key Facts


In 2012, there were 21,955 applications for asylum in the UK.

  • As of 19 September 2013, of those 21,955 cases, 18,423 have received an initial decision and 12,632 have been concluded. This means that 3,523 people who applied for asylum in 2012 have yet to receive an initial decision.
  • Of the 12, 632 cases that have been concluded 41% (5173) of those cases were granted asylum although 12% (1543) of those 12, 632 cases only received their grant following a successful appeal.[1]
  • In comparison, 180,000 immigrants arrived in the UK for formal study in 2012 and 179,000 immigrants arrived in the UK for work related reasons.[2]



1   Home Affairs Committee, The work of the UK Border Agency (Jan-March 2013), HC 616, Letter from Sarah Rapson to the Chair, 19 September 2013 Back

2   http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/migration1/migration-statistics-quarterly-report/august-2013/index.html Back


 
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