Seven out of 10 councils overspend on homelessness

By Chris Mahony | 28 January 2020

Seven out of 10 English councils overspent their homelessness budgets in 2018/19 by a combined total of nearly £115m, Local Government Association (LGA) analysis has found.

The association blamed the shortage of affordable housing and welfare changes, including the freeze on local housing allowance.

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