According to the Refugee Council report, there are:
65000 people are waiting for an asylum decision
- The number of people waiting for an initial decision for more than a year rose almost tenfold from 3,588 in 2010 to 33,016 in 2020
- The number of children awaiting an initial decision for more than a year rose more than twelvefold from 563 children in 2010 to 6,887 in 2020
- and 55 applicants who applied as children have been waiting five years or more for a decision.