Loss of social homes has added billions to housing benefits bill, councils warn

Loss of social homes has added billions to housing benefits bill, councils warn

The housing benefit bill could have been reduced by billions if 100,000 social homes had been built over the past two decades, council leaders have said today.

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Newham LBC is to press ahead with a commission to examine a litany of financial failures dating back 13 years.

Commission to look at decade of financial failings at Newham
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