We have worked with our partners, contributing to Refugee Action and NACCOM's report on Section 4 asylum support delays.
Key findings from the report:
On average, people waited 14 days for a decision on their asylum support application. This is seven times longer than the 2-day maximum that decisions should take for the most vulnerable applicants, and three times longer than the 5-day maximum that all decisions should take according to the Home Office’s own guidance.
One person had been waiting 124 days to receive a decision on their section 4 application, with their application still pending when our data collection ended in June 2019.
Of the 200 cases, almost half of applicants (44 percent) had waited more than 14 days for a decision on their case.
People who had received requests for further information on their applications waited on average a total of 25 days for a response to their application.
91 percent of appeals against refusals were successful. People who received a grant of support at appeal had waited on average 35 days for this decision.