EDINBURGH Dec 8 Britain said it had extended by
two years a contract with outsourcers G4S and Serco
to provide asylum seekers with accommodation.
Britain's interior ministry also said it would increase the
budget for the service by introducing "a new higher price band
for any increases in the number of asylum seekers requiring
In a separate statement, outsourcer G4S said it now expects
its loss-making Compass contract associated with the
asylum-seeker contract to be "broadly in line with the onerous
contract provision already established."
(Reporting by Elisabeth O'Leary; editing by Kate Holton)