After parks and hotels, migrants to be housed in ferries starting next week

Next week, the UK government is about to implement a plan to wean migrants off of hotels and onto ferries. 

Two military bases will also be used, with the first migrants expected to arrive within weeks. Each site will initially house 1,500-2,000 migrants rather than people who are currently staying in hotels.

According to the BBC, over 51,000 people are being housed in 395 hotels.

Home Secretary Suella Braverman has stated that the government intends to stop using hotels to house migrants, claiming that it costs £6 million per day.

Ex-airbases in Lincolnshire and Essex are among the locations being investigated. 

The government is required by law to provide basic accommodation to people seeking assistance, which means they are forced to fill hotels with asylum seekers.

Private accommodations are said to be at capacity, and the government believes they do not provide good value to taxpayers.

Reduced illegal migration is a top priority for the government, which has announced new measures to discourage people from crossing the English Channel in small boats.

The number of people making the perilous journey has increased in recent years, with over 45,000 arriving in the United Kingdom last year.

This is a significant increase from the previous year, when approximately 300 people made the trip.

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