News Society Housing Fears of upheaval as firm facing probe over asylum seeker’s death wins housing deal

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Campaigners say asylum seekers could be housed in “sub-standard, unsecure and overcrowded” housing and face huge upheaval. The claims come after contracts to provide accommodation for people seeking asylum in Britain were awarded to a private security firm that has been accused of “inhumane” policies, and whose staff are still being investigated over the death of an asylum seeker two years ago.

G4S will receive £203m from the UK Border Agency (UKBA) to house asylum seekers across Britain, from Newcastle to Birmingham and across to Ipswich, after it won two “super contracts” last month.

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