They are being given "pocket money" of £25 a week
14th October 2009: Teenager asylum seekers are learning how to spend the British currency, the practical way.
They are, in fact, being given "pocket money" of £25 a week for the purpose.
As per the available information, the money is handed out to the youngsters every Friday night; and as per the Council authorities helps the teenagers to shop for food and live on a budget.
The asylum seekers are aged between 16 and18, and a substantial number come from Iraq and Afghanistan. The move follows the council’s decision in July to increase the payment to the teenagers from £10 to £25. The council said the money was claimed back from the Home Office.