Councils ‘ripped off’ by private landlords, experts warn

New figures reveal English councils spend almost £1bn a year on temporary housing

Desperate councils are being “ripped off” as private housing providers take advantage of the growing homeless population, experts have warned, after new figures revealed that local authorities’ spending on temporary accommodation had soared to almost £1bn.

Analysis by the Guardian and the housing charity Shelter found that councils across England spent £997m on temporary accommodation in 2017-18, a 71% increase on the £584m in 2012-13.

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Source: The Guardian: Homelessness

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