Friday, 28 October 2016

Hotel Bills For Homeless People Run Into Billions

Councils have spent billions of pounds putting homeless people up in bed and breakfasts, hotels and private rented homes. In London, where the problem is worst, councils spent more than £1.25 billion over five years. Spending on temporary accommodation has risen by 143 per cent since 2011-12 and spending on B&Bs nearly trebled. Data provided by London councils shows that the average length of stay rose by more than a third to 268 days, despite the rules stipulating a six-week limit. Read more on The Times website.

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