Bed and breakfast hotel accommodation in Croydon, south London
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Councils leaving homeless families in B&Bs too long

A Newsnight investigation has discovered that thousands of families who have lost their homes are being forced to live in squalid and overcrowded accommodation for unlawfully long periods.

Homeless families are being housed in single rooms in bed and breakfast hotels that are often substandard and sometimes dangerous, and they are being forced to stay there for well over six weeks - breaching government guidelines.

Tim Whewell reports.

  • 05 Oct 2012