A hotel tycoon whose business received lucrative contracts to host migrants who crossed the English Channel in small boats enjoyed record profits over the last year, it has emerged.
Britannia Hotels is estimated to house one in 10 people seeking asylum in the UK and has reported a profit of nearly £100,000 per day, according to The Telegraph.
The firm reported a pre-tax profit of £33.4million in the year to March 2022. It is understood that this is Britannia’s best return since owner Alex Langsam founded the company in the 1970s.
More than 10,000 people have been detected crossing the channel in small boats so far this year, after a jump in arrivals in recent days, figures show.
Home Secretary Suella Braverman held talks with her French counterpart in London last week and insisted the countries are working in ‘lockstep’ to stop boats from entering the UK illegally.