If Theresa May Is Building So Many New Homes, Why Does No-one Own One?

 …and a squeeze on benefits is the real reason homelessness is up

According to Crisis, a homelessness charity, the biggest cause of homelessness is benefits cuts. After a welfare cap was introduced in 2013, homelessness soared by 40,000. In London, which accounts for three-quarters of the UK homeless households, rent swallows up the lion’s share of the weekly benefit cap.

And a study by the Chartered Institute for Housing predicts the government’s new benefits cap will have a “widespread and severe” impact on homelessness. 

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