Dave Smith
Uk Asylum Rates increased - by 80p a week

It is only the second increase in the last seven years, and only 3% higher than it was in 2011. The rates, which used to be set at 70% of Income Support, have been criticised heavily by refugee support agencies as insufficient to live off.

A full analysis of what it means and how the government justifies its figures can be found on the Guardian website here.