UK aid funding for refugees in the UK

A review assessing UK aid spent on supporting refugees and asylum seekers within the UK between 2015 and 2022.

  1. Status: Completed
  2. Published: 29 March 2023
  3. Type: Rapid review
  4. Subject: Refugees and displacement
  5. Location: UK
  6. Lead commissioner: Tamsyn Barton
  7. SDGs covered:Reduced inequalities, Gender equality

International Development Committee

A hearing is held by Parliament’s International Development Committee (IDC) or their ICAI sub-committee for most ICAI reviews.

We expect a hearing for this review to take place in due course.

ICAI follow-up

Approximately one year after we publish our reports, we follow up on the steps the government has taken in response to our recommendations. This process is a key link in the accountability chain, providing Parliament and the public with an account of how well government departments have responded to ICAI reviews.

Our follow-up report was published in April 2024.

In September 2023, we also published a related update on the issue of the Illegal Migration Act and eligibility for UK aid support.



Published 10 November 2022

Evidence gathering


Review publication

Published 29 March 2023

Update to the review

Published 25 April 2023

Government response

Published 6 July 2023

Further scrutiny

Follow-up published 10 April 2024