Letter to the UK Government Home Secretary on the Aspen card scheme

June 2021

The Poverty and Inequality Commission has written to the UK Government Home Secretary, Priti Patel MP, about the Aspen debit card provided to people seeking asylum. An apparently mishandled transfer between providers of the card has left people seeking asylum with no means to feed or provide for themselves or their families, for a prolonged period.

Download Letter to the Home Secretary from the Poverty and Inequality Commission


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