Aspen cards used by asylum seekers cost the taxpayer a staggering £159,200,000 in the year 2022.
An Aspen card is similar to a debit card that is used by ‘asylum seekers’. Each person gets £40.85 per week. This is a type of benefit that all who claim asylum are entitled to. It is designed to pay for things needed like food, clothing and toiletries. Even though food, clothing and toiletries are already provided upon arriving at the hotels.
The allowance is loaded onto a debit card (ASPEN card) each week. The card can be used to get cash from a cash machine.
‘Asylum seekers’ get extra money to buy ‘healthy food’ if they’re pregnant or a mother of a child under the age of 3. The amount they get will depend on their situation.
The Aspen card scheme is now becoming another expensive burden and has cost the taxpayer £159,200,000 between January 1st – December 31st 2022. That works out to be £436,164 every single day, with the number of people claiming asylum climbing, that figure will be far higher within a couple of months.
The cost of the Aspen Cards is another blow to the taxpayer who was never asked if they wanted to pay for this, let alone have them here in the first place.
Just like the hidden costs of food for new arrivals at Dover, the transportation of illegals throughout the country in luxury coaches or even the fuel costs of the Border Force vessels, the cost of the Aspen Card is not made public because the Tory government do not want you to know the true cost.
We will never be told the overall cost of illegal immigration and the asylum system because it would be far too damaging to the government’s open-border policies to let the public be made aware of what they are paying for.