EXCLUSIVE: Councils given 100,000 asylum housing target

By Mark Conrad | 23 May 2024

Councils have been told to identify an extra 100,000 bedspaces for asylum seekers this year amid Home Office expectations of a further surge in arrivals, The MJ can reveal.

Senior council sources have questioned whether they can meet the Government’s 2024 targets – sent to the UK’s 11 regional strategic migration partnerships – without hampering their ability to meet other housing needs.

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