Monday 13 August 2018 / 10:11 AM Housing / John Healey

Government admits rough sleeping announcement includes no additional money

John Healey MP, Labour’s Shadow Housing Secretary, responding to Housing Secretary James Brokenshire’s admission that there is no additional money for the rough sleeping announcement made today, said:

“The Government’s rough sleeping plan has unravelled just hours after it was announced. It’s now clear there is no additional money for the Housing Department to tackle the crisis of rough sleeping.

“Rough sleeping has more than doubled since 2010 thanks to decisions made by Tory Ministers, but this feeble plan lacks any urgency.

“The next Labour Government will end rough sleeping within our first term in office, making 8,000 homes available for people with a history of rough sleeping.”