Asylum claimants’ hotel bills cost nearly £1.3billion per year, shock report claims

ASYLUM claimants’ hotel bills cost nearly £1.3billion per year, a shock report claims.Analysis suggests 25,000 are in short-term lodgings, at £4,300..

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ASYLUM claimants’ hotel bills cost nearly £1.3billion per year, a shock report claims.

Analysis suggests 25,000 are in short-term lodgings, at £4,300 a month each.




Asylum claimants’ hotel bills cost nearly £1.3billion per year, a shock report claims

Another 80,000 are in longer-term housing, which could cost an extra £550million per year.

Total asylum costs have hit £2billion for the first time, stats revealed this summer.

Tory MP Tom Hunt said last night: “The amount of money being spent is concerning.”

The number of migrants crossing the Channel to come to Britain has hit 30,515 this year after a further 667 got here on Wednesday.

Alp Mehmet, chairman of Migration Watch UK which compiled the report, called on new Home Secretary Suella Braverman to act.

He said: “As the illegal boat arrivals soared over the summer, the number being housed in hotels has likely gone up too.

“It is now costing the already hard-pressed taxpayer eye-watering sums.

“The Home Secretary must now show the resolve needed to deal with the costly chaos.”


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