Following reports from the Liaison Committee Hearing, where the Prime Minister agreed to review the cases of migrants who are unable to claim benefits after being left jobless by the crisis, Layla Moran MP renewed Lib Dem calls to urgently suspend the 'no recourse to public funds' policy.
Currently, many of those with indefinite leave to remain have no recourse to public funds so can't access state support, including Universal Credit. There are 100,000 children in families in this position, according to the Children's Society.
Layla Moran MP said: “It is simply astonishing that Boris Johnson seems to have not even been aware of the impact of his own Government's heartless policy. Thousands of families and children are facing extreme poverty and struggling to pay their rent and bills, all because they're being cruelly denied the financial support they need. The Government must urgently suspend its no recourse to public funds policy, and ensure no household is left behind."