Refugees: Afghanistan

Home Office written question – answered on 31st March 2023.

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Photo of Seema Malhotra Seema Malhotra Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate her Department has made of the cost of accommodating Afghan refugees in non-hotel accommodation.

Photo of Robert Jenrick Robert Jenrick The Minister for Immigration

Local authorities receive a integration tariff funding of £20,520 per person, over three years, for each Afghan family they resettle and provide full integration support to for this duration. They have the flexibility to use this funding to contribute towards renting accommodation, including deposit, letting fees and necessary furnishings.

We are providing over £35 million of new funding to local authorities to deliver greater support and are also expanding the Local Authority Housing Fund by £250m which helps councils to source homes – where the majority of this additional funding will be used to find homes for Afghans.

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