UK aid to 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

Government response

The government publishes a response to all ICAI reviews, indicating whether they ‘accept’, ‘partially accept’ or ‘reject’ each of ICAI’s recommendations and setting out the management actions that they propose to take in response.

The government’s response to this review is available to read online.


Read the news story



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