…and a squeeze on benefits could be the real reason homelessness is up
According to Crisis, a homelessness charity, the biggest cause of homelessness is cuts to benefits. 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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