Asylum housing budget slashed by almost £30m

April 9, 2011 by Webmaster 

The UK Border Agency is to slash the amount of money it spends on providing housing for asylum seekers by 17 per cent next year.

The UKBA was forced to reveal its plans following a freedom of information request submitted by Inside Housing. The agency’s provisional spending on accommodation in 2010/11 is £164 million. Its budget for 2011/12 is £135.5 million.

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