Young people who have grown up in the UK are being forced into destitution as a result of Home Office fees that have more than trebled in the past five years. The Guardian reports.
The cost of renewing an application for a resident with limited leave to remain has increased by 338% in five years – from £601 per person in 2014 to £2,033 in January 2019.
The charity Let Us Learn compiled the data as part of a report by young UK migrants about life on the Home Office’s 10-year route to British citizenship.
Andrew Noel, 24, has lived in Britain since he was 11, but lost his family home and ended up having to drop out of university due to the changes. Noel had received most of his formal education in Britain and did not realise he would not be eligible for student finance assistance until he applied to university.
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