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Housing benefit: Cashing in on the homeless?

Housing Benefit helps put a roofs over the heads of some of Britain's poorest families.

It costs £24bn annually and is received by nearly five million claimants at an average of £95 a week.

The BBC has been investigating one agency in south London which has helped the homeless off the streets.

In doing so it has earned thousands in housing benefit, for providing, often poor quality, bedsits.

Michael Buchanan reports

  • 06 Nov 2015
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