14 Nov 2022

Migrant deal: UK to pay France £8 million more a year to stop small boats


The UK has agreed to pay another £8 million a year to France as part of a deal to tackle the number of people crossing the Channel in small boats.

Scores more people were picked up by a Border Force vessel today as they tried to cross- official figures suggest more than 40,000 migrants have made the journey so far this year.

Rishi Sunak said he’s “confident” the number of crossings could be brought down although he admitted there was no single fix.