In May 2021 the UK Home Office rolled out the Aspen Card program. Aspen Card is a card that asylum-seekers could use to access their £ 37 a week allowance to live off. The card was designed to make the financial support payments easier. However, there were many issues and technical difficulties. As a result of these, asylum seekers were left without working payment cards for weeks after their financial support was cut off during a Home Office contract changeover.
Te Aspen Card Scandal