Rishi Sunak to promise £150m extra spending on homelessness

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Funds will boost ‘rough sleeping initiative’, councils and prison leavers – Treasury

The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, will use the spending review on Wednesday to set out the government’s ambition to tackle homelessness after the coronavirus pandemic with a multimillion-pound funding boost.

The Treasury said an additional £151m would be made available for the next financial year, beginning in April 2021, to help rough sleepers and prevent homelessness.

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