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Bishop of Croydon among education leaders speak out on huge child citizenship fees

The Bishop of Croydon, Rt Revd Jonathan Clark, was one of a number of ‘concerned education leaders’ to sign a letter calling on Home Secretary Sajid Javid and Immigration Minister Caroline Noakes to ‘reduce the application fee for British citizenship from its current level of £1012 per individual child to its actual cost price’.

The campaign, hosted by Citizens UK, argues ‘every child and young person who has the right to become a citizen by law should be enabled to become a citizen in practice. If we are serious about social mobility, then this barrier to education must be removed’. You can read the full text of the letter, and pledge your support, at http://www.citizensuk.org/education_leaders_speak_out_on_huge_child_citizenship_fees

Bishop Jonathan has previously written about the high cost of British Citizenship applications on his blog at https://clarkinholyorders.blog/2018/07/18/welcome-to-britain-heres-the-bill/