Daily Mirror: ‘Stark warning’ on welfare cuts after number of homeless families soars 47% – what’s changed

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‘Stark warning’ on welfare cuts after number of homeless families soars 47% – what’s changed

The number of families forced into B&Bs and other temporary accommodation is on the up. And housing benefit cuts may be behind some of the rise in homelessness

A family in temporary B&B accommodation

The number of families forced out of their homes has sky-rocketed by 47% since the introduction of housing benefit cuts, government figures show.

Housing charity Shelter has blamed cuts to housing benefits, which were first introduced by the coalition when they came to power in 2011.

The jump in homelessness has occurred between the second quarter of 2011, when the cuts came in, and the second quarter of 2015.

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