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The worth of immigration detainees – £1 per hour?

In this Immigration update Tori Adams looks at the rate of pay for immigration detainees.


Under the Detention Services Order 01/2013 (“DSO”), paragraph 16, immigration detainees are paid £1 per hour for work done, or £1.25 for specified projects. Under paragraph 17, detain-ees may not be paid at any other rate. An exam-ple given of a project that can be undertaken is painting a set of rooms, and such projects should generally require a minimum of six hours to complete. By doing the work that a painter or decorator would do for perhaps £70 per hour, or a cleaner for £20, an immigration detainee will therefore receive only £1 per hour……….Click below for the full article.


Immigration Law Update 01 June 2020

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