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Housing and food poverty in the UK

At one end of the UK’s crazy housing market, Persimmon and other national and international property developers are encouraged by government policy to grab British land for huge private gain (£66k profit on every home. How builder made £1bn, 27 February).

At the other end there are no policies whatsoever in place at government or local authority level to provide truly affordable homes for rent for the 79,880 homeless families in temporary accommodation. Their number rose by 65% from 2010 while Persimmon’s profit tripled from 2013.

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The Guardian

 

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