Westminster Council puts homeless families up in ‘four star hotels’

Homeless families in Westminster are being put up in three and four star hotels – costing thousands of pounds – because the council says it has nowhere else to house them.

Many were made homeless after housing benefit caps were brought in last year but BBC London has learned the taxpayer is now facing much bigger bills to house them.

Some bills come to £12,000 per family per month.

Political Correspondent Karl Mercer talks to Ali Sharif Osman, who is living in a hotel with his family, Labour MP Karen Buck and Conservative councillor Jonathan Glanz.


This entry was posted in B&B accommodation, Conservative Broken Promises, Council finances, Homeless Families, Housing, Housing Benefit, Temporary accommodation, Westminster Council waste and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.