Decision details

Refugee Resettlement Future Scheme

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The subject of the decision:


This report provided an overview of the Government’s recently announced global resettlement scheme; sought approval for participation in the scheme and sought commitment to resettling a minimum of 30 persons between 2020/21 and 2023/24.  The report also provided information requested by Cabinet on security measures and community integration.


Alternative options considered:




The reason for the decision:


Cabinet was satisfied with the Council’s proposal to participate in the Government’s global resettlement scheme.




That Cabinet:-


(1)     supports the principle of North Yorkshire’s participation in the global resettlement scheme, subject to adequate funding by the Home office, to enable resettlement of 200 refugees in total across North Yorkshire form 2020/21 to 2023/24;


(2)     agrees that this Council’s commitment to this scheme shall be to accommodate about 30 people; and


(3)     delegates authority to the Director of Economy and Planning to agree to renew the Memorandum of Understanding and partnership agreement with North Yorkshire County Council, the 6 District Councils within the County and Migration Yorkshire.

Reason Key: Affects more than 2 wards;

Wards Affected: All Wards;

Other reasons / organisations consulted




Contact: Helen Kemp, Director of Economy and Planning Email:

Report author: Helen Kemp

Publication date: 15/01/2020

Date of decision: 14/01/2020

Decided at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 28/01/2020

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