The number of homeless families with children living in bed and breakfast hotels rose by more than 50 per cent in the last year, new Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures showed today.
Some 2,020 homeless families in England were living in B&Bs on September 30, up from 1,340 on the same date last year according to the ONS.
This includes 880 families staying in B&Bs for longer than the legal limit of six weeks - almost treble the number compared with last year, the ONS said.
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