UK visa fees and charges are set to rise in 2023. The revenue helps fund the Home Office and NHS but there are complaints that rates are already too high.
The Library will produce a briefing or material for the second reading debate and this page will be updated when it is made available.
The second reading paper may be updated as the Bill goes through Parliament; alternatively additional papers will be added to this page to reflect the Bill’s progress.
Help for Members of Parliament and their staff
In addition to writing and updating published papers as bills go through Parliament, the House of Commons Library can assist Members of Parliament and their staff with individual enquiries about bills, particularly on the policy background.
The Public Bill Office (PBO) supports public bill committees. The staff working in the PBO can advise Members of Parliament on tabling amendments to bills and on the drafting of Private Members’ Bills.
A briefing paper on the history, functions and membership of the Privy Council
This briefing summarises statistics on asylum seekers in the UK and refugees who arrive through resettlement programmes.