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14 February 2013: MoJ press release with information on the introduction of the new civil and crime legal aid forms
14 February 2013: PM says areas of housing, health and benefits are under review to make sure that the UK is not a "soft touch" for migrants and foreign nationals
13 February 2013: Asylum Aid publish three new reports looking at the state of the asylum system and the lack of high quality legal advice
12 February 2013: The third report in the 'Migrant Journey' series provides new analysis on migrants granted entry clearance visas in 2005 and 2006 and migrants granted settlement in 2010 and 2011
11 February 2013: Business secretary says that Britain's future prosperity depends on being open to the investment, ideas, talent and visitors of economic superpowers such as China
8 February 2013: AIRE Centre publish legal guidance on the residence rights of the former partners of European Economic Area ('EEA') nationals where domestic violence has occurred
6 February 2013: Commons Justice Commitee releases report on the outsourcing of court interpreting and finds it to be "shambolic", with Capita-ALS failing to deliver on many aspects
30 January 2013: UKBA press release on changes to the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) route which take effect from 31 January
30 January 2013: Children's Society says alarmingly low levels of support are forcing thousands of asylum seekers in the UK into severe poverty
27 January 2013: Home Office press release on the publication of an updated Life in the UK test handbook ahead of the introduction of a new test in March
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Best Practice Guide to Asylum and Human Rights Appeals, 2018 Edition
The current electronic version of the BPG by Mark Henderson, Rowena Moffatt and Alison Pickup freely available on EIN

Best Practice Guide to Asylum and Human Rights Appeals, 2003 Edition
The original 2003 version of the BPG by Mark Henderson [PDF file, 3.16MB]

The financial (minimum income) requirement for partner visas
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ILPA + EIN Directory of experts
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