Grumpy Owl Posted October 27, 2022 Share Posted October 27, 2022 WHAT? West Midlands homeowners offered cash to take in illegal migrants as hotel space runs out Quote Illegal migrants will be placed in homes in West Midlands because there is nowhere else to put them, it has emerged. Homeowners are being offered cash in return for putting a roof over the heads of migrants who have entered Britain after crossing the Channel. Officials have drawn up the plan because hotel space is running out, as the system becomes overwhelmed with the number of people arriving in the country. Private contractor Serco is offering deals for up to five years, including rent for each month and maintenance costs. It will also pay tenants’ council tax, plus gas and electricity bills. More than 38,000 migrants have arrived in the UK in 2022 as the Government has struggled to get a grip of the issue. Serco is housing at least 30,000 asylum-seekers in 6,000 homes. The contractor has now issued a fresh call, saying it will consider all types of properties in the Midlands, North West and East of England. Landlords of empty properties are among those being sought, plus owners of second homes, care homes and former student digs. Serco also said it would be speaking to local councils. From: https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/black-country/west-midlands-homeowners-offered-cash-25365153 I guess this means that the whole Homes For Ukraine thing from earlier this year was just a 'pilot', or the first phase of what was to be rolled out next. "Nowhere to put them" - how about on a plane or boat back to where they came from? Serco seem to be doing quite well out of this, and note that this is not some 'short-term' scheme, they are offering deals for up to FIVE YEARS. I guess that all the foreign investors and hedge-funds that have been snapping up properties across the UK are primed and ready to take full advantage of this. It's a bit like letting someone who has just burgled your house have a room for the night. The country is being invaded, and yet the government are doing nothing to discourage or dissuade people from making the attempt at gaining illegal entry. In fact, these illegals are now being 'rewarded' for their endeavours. And this kind of scheme will just encourage more of them. And in the meantime, how many hard-up families will be tempted to take up the offer of having their council tax and energy bills paid for them, just for letting a couple of illegal immigrants live with them? I dread to think where this is ultimately leading, but I think we have an idea already... 2 1 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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