Thousands of cleared asylum claims to be returned to Home Office after errors

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Legal challenges have soared after mistakes occurred in the department’s rush to fulfil Rishi Sunak’s pledge to clear backlog

Thousands of asylum cases that Rishi Sunak claimed had been cleared are on course to be returned to the Home Office because of soaring appeals blamed on “rushed” decisions and processing errors.

Legal challenges were lodged against more than 29,000 decisions in 2022-23, almost four times the figure seen the previous year, causing a new backlog to build in the specialist court charged with hearing the cases.

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