COMPAS Seminar Series: Hilary 2024 – Migrants’ Access to the Welfare State, Towards a history of the immigration-welfare nexus in Britain
DateThursday 7 March 2024
LocationThe Kellogg College Hub and Zooom
Dr Eve Dickson, UCL Social Research Institute
Towards a history of the immigration-welfare nexus in Britain
COMPAS Seminar Series: Hilary 2024 – Migrants’ Access to the Welfare State
Around 2.6 million people living in the UK at the end of 2022 held valid visas that, in most circumstances, would deny them access to the welfare state – an increase of over 1 million in just two years, from just under 1.5 million in 2020 (Migration Observatory, 2023). Whilst not all people subject to the visa condition will face economic hardship, the No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) immigration policy does place them more at risk of crisis and destitution if their circumstances change and they find themselves locked out of the welfare safety net with limited avenues of support. Through the seminar series, we will explore the historic roots of exclusionary welfare policies in the UK, consider how these operate in the present context and what support is provided to vulnerable groups in the most acute need, hearing from people with lived experience and finally explore how the UK compares with other European countries in its provision of access to the welfare state.
These seminars will be hybrid.
- Please join us in person: The Hub, Kellogg College
To join in person, you must register in advance: https://forms.office.com/e/WiV9x60k3b
The Hub will be open 5 – 10 minutes before the seminar starts; this venue is wheelchair accessible
To join online via Zoom, you must register in advance:
This link will allow you to register once, and then you can choose one or more occurrences this term to attend.
Attendance is free, and all are welcome.
Open to: Guests, Members of Kellogg College, Oxford University members, the public,