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An asylum seeker is someone who has applied for recognition of refugee status in the UK and is awaiting a decision on his or her application for refugee status.
Asylum seekers do not normally have the right to work in the UK. In contrast, refugees (ie those who have received a positive decision on their asylum claim) have full employment rights in the UK.
8 Mar 2005
The government is to publish its long-awaited refugee employment strategy tomorrow (Wednesday).‘Working to Rebuild Lives’, which was originally scheduled to...
17 Feb 2005
Too many businesses are ill-prepared for the possibility of a terrorist attack, according to an NOP poll for the Institute...
4 Feb 2005
Some migrant workers are being severely exploited despite laws that should protect them, reports the TUC
25 Jan 2005
The emerging debate about immigration policy must take into account the needs of employers struggling to deal with the consequences of a tight labour market.
11 Jan 2005
Goverment policies have been blamed for fuelling discrimination against people with HIV.
A study by the National Aids Trust and...
7 Sep 2004
Refugees are an untapped talent pool with an abundance of essential skills. Jennifer Hurstfield and Richard Pearson look at how some employers have managed to access this rich source of experience.
4 May 2004
Nick Isles, an associate director ofThe Work Foundation, takes a look at accession and migration in the expanded European Union...
1 May 2004
Nationals from eight of the 10 accession countries that joined the European Union this month will be entitled to work...