The British government has admitted it is lagging behind in its plans to end rough sleeping in England by 2027.
James Brokenshire, who serves as the housing and communities secretary in the government, said Monday that a £100-million fund that the government was supposed to dedicate to the problem of homelessness and rough sleeping was not fully available and nearly half of it had been “reprioritized” from existing budgets in his department.
“Half of that has already been committed to homelessness and rough sleeping. The other remaining half of this is money that is new to rough sleeping and homelessness, reflecting and recognizing the priorities and importance of taxes,” said Brokenshire in a radio interview.
So £100m rough sleeper initiative launched by govt today is nothing of the sort. the cash has been ‘reprioritised’ from other parts of housing budget. In other words: no new money
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