Ukraine - Super Sponsor Scheme review: equality impact assessment

The review has identified 16 interventions aimed at improving the current Super Sponsor Scheme and our response in supporting displaced people from Ukraine to settle well in Scotland.

Evidence Bases

Visa data by country, upper and lower tier local authority is published weekly on the UK government website. In addition, Home Office and Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) publish visa data by age and sex of applicant for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland every quarter. Moreover, analysis of Ukrainian nationals entering employment in the UK by age, gender and region has recently been released by DLUHC and HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

Office for National Statistics (ONS) have released experimental statistics on sponsors’ experiences of Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme. These cover hosting arrangements, sponsor characteristics, support provided, sponsor intentions and challenges. ONS have also published experimental statistics on experiences of visa holders entering the UK under the Ukraine Humanitarian Schemes.

The Scottish Government also publishes latest data and information on the Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme in Scotland. This covers monthly Ukraine sponsorship scheme statistics, expressions of interest data reconciliation exercise, economic impact of migration and a summary report on in-depth interviews carried out by Scottish Government analysts with guests in Scotland and people hosting them.

Analysts are working closely with the Home Office, the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) and Scottish local authorities to continue trustworthy, quality and valuable release of data. In addition, officials will use knowledge of Scottish and Ukrainian communities, as well as lived experience, to inform decision making.

In respect of the wider contribution of displaced people from Ukraine in Scotland, OCEA have published a discussion paper which provides an overview of the characteristics and lived experiences of Ukrainian displaced people seeking employment in Scotland, and contains illustrative modelling of the long term contribution that they could make to the Scottish economy.



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