Westminster Council has spent £111m on putting homeless people in hotels and B&Bs since 2010


The Evening Standard has reported that Tory run Westminster Council have spent £111m on emergency housing since the last General Election which is a £13m increase from the previous year.

Emma Reynolds, Labour’s Housing Shadow Minister said

The Government has presided over the lowest number of homes built since the 1920s and we’ve seen homelessness and rough sleeping rise by a third since 2010.

The number of families with children living in bed and breakfasts is at a 10-year high which is causing misery for them but is also costing the taxpayer more with local authorities having to spend more on emergency accommodation because of the Government’s failure.

Labour would tackle this crisis by doubling house building to 200,000 homes a year by 2020.