Red tape has undermined the ‘Homes for Ukraine’ scheme


Matthew Lesh writes for The Telegraph

Matthew Lesh, IEA Head of Public Policy, has written for The Telegraph on the detrimental impact that excessive health and safety regulation and complex application forms have had on the UK’s ‘Homes for Ukraine’ scheme.

Matthew argues that such stringent restrictions have prevented many Ukrainian refugees from accessing a safe haven in Britain and asserts that, “the entire affair speaks to the British state’s failure to embrace freedom in the post-Brexit, post-Covid era.”

“We are used to the dysfunction and cluelessness of the Home Office. On this, though, it seemed that the entire British state had geared up to impose Kafkaesque tyranny on Ukrainian refugees.”

Read the full article here.


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