As the Immigration Advisory Service is no longer in existence (after it went into administration last week) it leaves a question mark over many people’s heads as to what is going to happen to the thousands of people who relied heavily on the services that the charity provided.
The Immigration Advisory Service was a charity that was specifically set up to help people who required legal advice and guidance about issues that surrounded immigration and working in the UK. However these valuable services are no longer available as the charity has had to go into administration as a result of a lack of funding.
The closure of the ISA comes as a direct result of the strict budget cuts that have been brought in by the UK government in order to try and save the British economy after the global financial crisis. In particular the cuts in legal aid have meant that charity was not able to be funded.
10,000 people are thought to have been affected by the charity closing down and these people will now have very few places to turn for advice. This will be made worse by the fact that many of the people who needed advice form the ISA are not able to speak English.
It seems that at the moment a worrying trend is starting to develop and this is that many charities and free services across the whole of the UK are not able to survive the latest round of budget cuts.
Last year the charity called Refugee and Migrant Justice had to close through lack of funding and the fallout was big. A lot of people were badly affected including one man who found himself in such a bad situation that he ended his own life.