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Asylum seekers living in hotels are to have their allowances cut to £1.27 a day (Telegraph)


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Asylum seekers living in hotels are to have their allowances cut to £1.27 a day as the Government seeks to deter further arrivals and reduce costs.

The weekly support for migrants housed in hotels is to be cut from £9.58 to £8.86 a week, for day-to-day living, clothing, travel and any leisure activities.

The allowance is calculated by subtracting costs including food, IT and wi-fi from the weekly allowance of £49.18 for asylum seekers who are not in hotels. They previously received around £1.37 a day.

It comes as ministers attempt to reduce the £8 million-a-day cost of housing asylum seekers in hotels and counter the image of Britain as a “soft touch” for migrants.

Asylum seekers in hotels to have allowances cut to £1.27 a day (archive.org)

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10 minutes ago, pellinore said:

Asylum seekers living in hotels are to have their allowances cut to £1.27 a day as the Government seeks to deter further arrivals and reduce costs.

The weekly support for migrants housed in hotels is to be cut from £9.58 to £8.86 a week, for day-to-day living, clothing, travel and any leisure activities.

The allowance is calculated by subtracting costs including food, IT and wi-fi from the weekly allowance of £49.18 for asylum seekers who are not in hotels. They previously received around £1.37 a day.

It comes as ministers attempt to reduce the £8 million-a-day cost of housing asylum seekers in hotels and counter the image of Britain as a “soft touch” for migrants.

Asylum seekers in hotels to have allowances cut to £1.27 a day (archive.org)

They have their food and entertainment, what more do they need?

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Wow! People are rushing the UK to get a free 8 pounds per week? Why don't they get a job and make that per hour? 

At 8 million pounds per day, how many people in hotels is that covering? Is there room left for paying tourists?

Found this...

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-system-statistics-year-ending-december-2022/how-many-people-do-we-grant-protection-to

I'm like OMG, they have counted like every immigrant and where they came from. Down to single digits...

In the USA  they are like, "Plus, or minus, a million or so." And where they come from is vague guesses.

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52 minutes ago, DieChecker said:

Wow! People are rushing the UK to get a free 8 pounds per week? Why don't they get a job and make that per hour? 

At 8 million pounds per day, how many people in hotels is that covering? Is there room left for paying tourists?

Found this...

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-system-statistics-year-ending-december-2022/how-many-people-do-we-grant-protection-to

I'm like OMG, they have counted like every immigrant and where they came from. Down to single digits...

In the USA  they are like, "Plus, or minus, a million or so." And where they come from is vague guesses.

The £1.27 per day allowance is supposed to be a deterrent, along with the million to one chance of being sent to Rwanda. Neither are working, as small boats are estimated to continue to bring in c.50k asylum seekers in the coming years.

The backlog (some people have been waiting over 2 years) was also supposed to be a deterrent, and deliberately created, but it just means some people just drop off the radar altogether and get jobs in the grey economy.

17k asylum seekers disappeared completely last year, the HO have no idea where they are, even more worryingly thousands of children have gone "missing".

The overall cost does not reflect the actual cost- the government pays many times the actual cost of hotel accommodation as a bonus to the hotel chains (as with PPE for Covid, some people are getting very rich out of the asylum shambles. The Bibby Stockholm is estimated to cost several million pounds per inmate, when you consider £2.5 billion was paid for the barge scheme and only 425 people can be accommodated each year).)

 

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I know all these posts are supposed to show the current government in a bad light, which they do, but ultimately I don't have much faith in Labour or any of the main parties doing anything better to solve the problem. In fact Labour have historically pushed for open borders & are always the first to criticize whenever any politician 'gets tough' on the subject.....what have they said to make anyone think they would do a better job.

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2 hours ago, DieChecker said:

Wow! People are rushing the UK to get a free 8 pounds per week? Why don't they get a job and make that per hour? 

These are asylum seekers, not economic migrants. They've come here to escape persecution, not for money.

(Yes there are some economic migrants who falsely claim asylum. The tend to work cash in hand jobs as well, which is illegal).

Asylum seekers aren't allowed to work in the UK.

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At 8 million pounds per day, how many people in hotels is that covering? Is there room left for paying tourists?

Yes, lots.

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"These are asylum seekers, not economic migrants. They've come here to escape persecution, not for money."

If that were true I think you'd expect to see a lot more women & children, alas.....

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3 hours ago, itsnotoutthere said:

"These are asylum seekers, not economic migrants. They've come here to escape persecution, not for money."

If that were true I think you'd expect to see a lot more women & children, alas.....

Did you get stuck with the reading after one paragraph?

4 hours ago, Setton said:

(Yes there are some economic migrants who falsely claim asylum. The tend to work cash in hand jobs as well, which is illegal).

 

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3 hours ago, itsnotoutthere said:

"These are asylum seekers, not economic migrants. They've come here to escape persecution, not for money."

If that were true I think you'd expect to see a lot more women & children, alas.....

They have travelled all the way through the EU to cherry pick the UK.

The nearest safe country would have been one of their neighbours in Africa, the Middle East, or Asia.

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7 minutes ago, Electric Scooter said:

They have travelled all the way through the EU to cherry pick the UK.

The nearest safe country would have been one of their neighbours in Africa, the Middle East, or Asia.

Indeed. Funny how often this truth gets ignored.

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