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Press Releases from 2019

Tens of thousands of repeat offenders to be spared jail under government plans

25 February 2019

Government plans to put an end to short prison sentences will mean about 30,000 repeat offenders will be spared jail every year, a new Civitas analysis shows. The proposals will result in non-custodial sentences for about 34,000 offenders who would currently receive prison terms of less than six months. They include thieves, burglars, drink-drivers and those caught in possession of knives and drugs. No more than about 4,000 of these…

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1m more young adults living with their parents than two decades ago

8 February 2019

Almost a million more young adults are living with their parents today compared with the late 1990s as housing pressures have exerted a two-decade squeeze on household formation, a new Civitas paper reveals today. The proportion of 20-to-34-year-olds in the UK living in the parental home increased by a third between 1998 and 2017 – from 2.4 million (19.48 per cent of that age group) to 3.4 million…

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The failings in the UK’s asylum system, by former Home Office immigration chief

11 January 2019

Less than half of failed asylum seekers are ever removed from the UK, even after they have exhausted their avenues for appeal, a new Civitas publication reveals today. It shows how, of the 80,813 applications that were refused or withdrawn between 2010 and 2016, only 29,659 individuals were removed. The pamphlet is written by David Wood, who served as director general of immigration enforcement under Theresa May when she was home secretary. He…

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