New LGA analysis has found that councils are having to spend nearly 10 times as much on placing homeless households in ‘bed and breakfast’ accommodation as they were a decade ago, because of rising demand for support and a shortage of homes.
The LGA said the move could cost councils an extra £70 million a year for borrowing. It has expressed concerns over the impact this will have on the financial viability of capital schemes. …
The Government has announced £4 million of ‘new burdens’ funding to help councils identify dangerous cladding and insulation on all high-rise residential buildings in their areas.
Councils are warning that their house building efforts risk being undermined without reform of the Right to Buy (RTB) scheme.