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Nach Kürzung der Sozialleistungen: Londoner Stadtverwaltungen planen Deportation wohnungsloser Familien

Posted by entdinglichung - 5. November 2012

Klassenkampf von oben wird verschärft, aus dem heutigen Guardian: Homeless families to be expelled from London by councils

„Local authorities in London are preparing to send thousands of homeless families to live in temporary homes outside the capital, in defiance of ministerial demands that people should continue to be housed locally.

Councils are acquiring properties in Kent, Essex, Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Sussex and further afield to cope with an expected surge in numbers of vulnerable families presenting as homeless as a result of welfare cuts from next April.

They say rising rents in London coupled with the introduction next April of stringent benefit caps leave them in an impossible position, with no option but to initiate an outflow of poorer families from the capital by placing homeless households in cheaper areas, often many miles from their home borough. Draft guidance issued by ministers in May says councils must „as far as is reasonably practicable“ offer accommodation for homeless families within the borough.“

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