The UK has a long history of welcoming a large and diverse intake of migrants. Net migration remains above 300,000. Refugees and asylum seekers may represent a small proportion but still significant number of migrants. By our estimates, there are almost 170,000 refugees and asylum seekers in the UK, coming from both within and outside the EU. This represents just under 2% of all foreign born immigrants in the UK. It is also set to increase by 50,000 to 60,000 per year. Once legally in the UK, a number of refugees and asylum seekers are restricted from supporting themselves and become at risk of exclusion, homelessness and destitution.