Local councils have called on the government to be clearer about how Syrian refugees will be resettled in Britain.
Speaking after the first wave of refugees arrived under the government's newly-expanded scheme, the Local Government Association (LGA) said it also wanted assurances that local authorities will receive the funding they needed to support the new arrivals.
David Simmonds, chairman of the LGA's Asylum, Migration and Refugee task group, said: "Councils across the country are coming forward with offers to help Syrian refugees and we are pressing government on exactly how the scheme will operate.
"We need to know who is arriving and when in order to ensure that we have the right homes, school places, and other support that may be required.
"There are a number of issues that need to be urgently resolved, in particular the need for a firm commitment that councils resettling refugees will receive full financial support, in order that it is not seen later as an unfair burden on communities that open their doors."
The Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme - which will take 20,000 Syrian refugees in the next five years - is the UK government's alternative to European quotas, which are being discussed in Brussels by EU leaders today.
The latest EU emergency summit has to done very little to solve the refugee crisis other than create bitter arguments between members.
European leaders have been told their collective pledge of more than one billion euros will not end an accelerating refugee crisis.
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