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West Midlands councils eye legal challenge over Home Office policy on dispersal of asylum seekers

West Midlands councils are considering a legal challenge over the Home Office's dispersal policy in relation to asylum seekers.

The City of Wolverhampton Council is the lead for the possible action.

A spokesman for Coventry City Council, one of the local authorities involved, said no action had been started but added that that might change this week.

They added: "We are all very proud of our collective record as cities of sanctuary and want to continue to welcome refugees but believe the current Home Office policy is not fair or proportionate."

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Mark Smulian

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