Llanelli spa hotel sacked ALL its staff to make space for asylum seekers
A four-star spa hotel which is reportedly sacking all its staff and cancelling all events is facing legal action.
Stradey Park Hotel in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, is said to be housing up to 241 asylum seekers across its 77 rooms, under new plans by the Home Office.
According to the Telegraph, 95 full and part-time staff are facing redundancy from July 10 following the revelation of these plans.
All events, including weddings at the venue have been cancelled following that date, it reported.
Carmarthenshire County Council is taking the hotel owners and the Home Office's housing contractor to the High Court over claims that they have changed the use of the facility without planning permission.
It came as the Home Office faces another legal challenge next week from two other councils over its plans to house migrants in two UK military bases.
West Lindsey District Council and Braintree District Council are opposed to plans to turn the RAF Scampton base in Lincolnshire and RAF Wethersfield in Essex into a shelter for migrants.
A hearing will take place on July 12 and 13 where the High Court will decide whether to hold a full judicial review at a later date over whether the Home Office's plans for both bases are legal.