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The £1.5m Channel migrants’ accommodation hotel pays taxes as EMPTY after being blocked by the Home Office

The Hotel for Channel migrants is empty – after taxpayers shelled out £1.5m to rent it out.

The 162-room Holiday Inn Express hotel has been booked by the Home Office for 5 months, starting in November.

A Holiday Inn Express booked by the Home Office for Channel migrants is empty - after taxpayers shelled out £1.5m to rent it

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A Holiday Inn Express booked by the Home Office for Channel migrants is empty – after taxpayers shelled out £1.5m to rent itCredit: Dan Jones Image

But councilors in Oxford objected to it being used as a refugee centre.

A source said: “It’s amazing.

“Since the Government reservation, it has been closed to the public with a skeleton staff.”

A Home Office source said they hoped to negotiate a lower rate for the hotel, which is attached to Oxford United’s Kassam football stadium.

Rooms typically start from £50 a night and have TVs and air conditioning.

More than 18,000 migrants available at hotels across the country.

More than 18,000 migrants are staying in hotels across the country

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More than 18,000 migrants are staying in hotels across the countryCredit: Reuters
Heartbroken father and husband Rzgar Hussein mourns his wife and children who lost their lives while trying to cross the English Channel

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Huynh Nguyen

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