Migrant hotels are now costing taxpayers £8 million-per-day, shocking figures have revealed.
The asylum accommodation bill has ballooned to more than £3 billion, a Home Office report shows.
The Home Office said, in its annual accounts: “We must take action to address the unacceptable costs of housing migrants in hotels which is costing the taxpayer around £8 million a day.
“The Minister for Immigration has set out the measures we are taking to correct the injustice of the current situation.
“We have announced the first tranche of sites which we will set up to provide basic accommodation at scale.
“The Government will use military sites being disposed of in Essex and Lincolnshire. These will be scaled up over the coming months and will collectively provide accommodation to several thousand asylum seekers.”