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Some asylum seekers in housing 'to which they are not entitled'

Some asylum seekers who claimed to be without a penny were found with "indications of prosperity", when they were being housed in publicly-funded accommodation, according to a Government report.

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Govt aiming to recover £3-4m from G4S and Serco

The Government is trying to claim back a total of £3-4 million paid to two private security firms contracted to provide housing for asylum seekers, a watchdog has revealed.

National Audit Office (NAO) investigators had flagged concerns over the Serco and G4S ability to meet obligations after the Government announced an inquiry into contracts with the private security firms, a report published by the NAO said.

They found G4S and Serco had failed to meet contractual standards in some areas, such as property conditions, and the Government was now attempting to recover rebates worth £3 million and £4 million due to poor performance.

Read more: G4S and Serco 'struggled' to provide asylum housing

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