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‘Shocking’ rise in number of homeless children in B&Bs at Christmas

Shelter says government figures of 124,000 children in temporary accommodation in England show that benefit cuts have made private rents unaffordable

The number of children living in temporary accommodation this Christmas, including in bed and breakfasts, has risen by more than 10% since last year to 124,000, according to the latest government figures.

The numbers of children forced into temporary housing in the run up to Christmas have described as “shocking” by the country’s leading charity for the homeless.

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