Afghan resettlement ‘ground to a halt’ as Home Office hotel bill hits £1 million a day

June 18, 2022 10:57 am

ITV, 17 June 2022 – Home Office “red tape” and “disorganisation” have been blamed for ongoing delays in rehoming 12,000 Afghan evacuees stuck in hotels since August.

Refugees at Home tells ITV News that 1,600 people offered rooms and accommodation to host Afghan families – but not one single placement has been made in nine months because of government bureaucracy and constraints.Instead, thousands of Afghans are stuck living in hotel rooms at a cost of £1.2million a day to the taxpayer.

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