The British who make their homes available to Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion can get £350 a month for it, about €418. This was announced by British Housing Secretary Michael Gove, British media reported.
The crisis in Ukraine has sent shock waves around the world. Goff said hundreds of thousands of innocent people have been forced to leave their homes, leaving behind everything they know and love,” calling for “national efforts” to host the refugees.
Brits who can receive Ukrainians can register on a website from Monday, according to the Guardian. To be eligible for the bonus, they must provide a house or room free of charge for at least six months.
The British government, and Home Secretary Priti Patel in particular, has been under fire for weeks for its handling of the Ukrainian refugee crisis. Unlike the European Union, London still has strict bureaucratic rules for Ukrainian refugees. In addition, they can only be granted a residence permit if they can prove that they have a family or ‘sponsor’ in the UK. The refugees are then allowed to stay and work in the country for up to three years, as well as access public services and social benefits.