County and districts fight over housing support axe

By Dan Peters | 14 February 2024

A bitter row has broken out between Suffolk CC and its districts over proposals to axe the county’s funding for housing-related support (HRS).

In a letter to district and borough councils, which have statutory responsibilities to provide accommodation to eligible people who are homeless, the county council warned the status quo of it being ‘expected to fund non-statutory services, which are then used by other councils to help them meet their own statutory priorities and needs’ could not continue.

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