Family-of-five put up by council in £700-a-week hotel room for 10 months during immigration row : Mirror.

Staffordshire County Council is shelling out on accommodation for the Syrian-born mum and dad and their three UK-born children to stay at a Holiday Inn.

The family-of-five are sharing two double beds in one room (Image: Stoke Sentinel / SWNS.com)

A family-of-five locked in an immigration row with the Home Office have been put up in a hotel costing £700 a week for one room, it’s been revealed.

Staffordshire County Council is shelling out £700-a-week on accommodation for the Syrian-born mum and dad and their three UK-born children to stay at a Holiday Inn.

The authority is also paying out a weekly fee to cover food costs, at the expense of taxpayers.

The family are finally set to be moved out of the Stoke hotel after persuading the council to let them live in a privately-rented house.

Now the parents – who are not being named for fear of reprisals in Syria – are calling on the Home Office to finally rule on their case, reports the Stoke Sentinel .

The family moved into the three-star hotel in late September and are sleeping in two double beds. Their room also has a slow cooker, fridge, table and a chest of drawers.

The dad said: “We were told from the beginning that the hotel was a temporary measure and we are surprised by how long we have been here. I told the council that it is paying lots of money to keep us in the hotel and we are not happy about that.”

Earlier this year, the family found a suitable house available for rent at £1,025-a-month – only for the council to stop them moving there.

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3 Comments

  1. Councils are reckless with our money, they are spending £700 per week to keep this family housed, when they could have saved £450 by renting a house for them.

    It’s the same logic they use when they evict tenants who can’t pay their rent. Rather than pay their £100 rent, they evict them and then put them in temporary accomodation costing upwards of £500 pw. It’s madness.

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    1. They know the council will pay it, so they bump the price up.

      They should send them to Premier Inn, they have rooms at £20 per night, or so their advert says.

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