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The #LiftTheBan campaign is a 240-member strong coalition of charities, trade unions, businesses, faith groups and think tanks.  Mobilised by Asylum Matters and Refugee Action, the coalition is campaigning to overturn the Government’s ban on people seeking asylum being able to work.  You can learn more about the coalition on

The ban is harmful to everyone involved. It takes the toughest toll on people seeking asylum, but the UK economy also misses out on tax revenue and much-needed specialists and professionals. Left to live on just £5.66 per day, the bam leaves people struggling to support themselves and their families, frozen in poverty while they wait months, even years, for a decision on their asylum claim.

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If your organisation is interested in joining the campaign, contact [email protected].