Migrant hotel bill costs taxpayers massive £8m a DAY as Home Office boss in charge of stopping boats awarded mega bonus

THE migrant hotel bill has now hit £8 million a day, the Home Office have admitted.

Yet the top official in charge of Britain’s broken borders was handed a five figure good performance bonus, according to accounts published today.

The cost of housing illegal migrants in hotels has hit an eye-watering £8m per day


The cost of housing illegal migrants in hotels has hit an eye-watering £8m per dayCredit: Alamy

The total cost of Britain’s creaking asylum and accommodation system now tops £3 billion.

Despite these soaring costs and record illegal migration numbers, Emma Churchill, the Home Office Director General for Migration and Borders was handed at bonus of between £15 – 20,000 on top of her £135,000 salary.

Phil Douglas, the Interim Director General of Border Force, was also handed lump sum of up to £5,000 for good performance on top of his £115,000 pay check.

But buried in small print of the Home Office annual report and accounts for 2022/23, ministers have admitted that migrant spending has rocketed.

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The report reads: “We need to stop the boats to relieve the unsustainable pressure on our asylum system and accommodation services, which is costing over £3 billion a year.

“The Illegal Migration Act will ensure anyone arriving illegally can be detained and swiftly removed, so that people know they cannot skip the queue by coming here illegally.

“This goes further than ever before to do what is necessary to fix the issue, but legislative changes take time and there is no single silver bullet.

“In the meantime, we must take action to address the unacceptable costs of housing migrants in hotels which is costing the taxpayer around £8 million a day.”

John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: “Hard-pressed Brits will be shocked by the size of this bill.

“While workers grapple with a 70-year high tax burden, the government is paying eye-watering sums for migrant hotels.

“Ministers must get to grips with the system to bring these costs down.”

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