Saturday, 4 January 2014
Beds in sheds crackdown
"Council bosses in Harrow have sent out special teams to crackdown on illegal beds in sheds in the borough. Harrow Council leader Susan Hall comments: "The rise in beds in sheds and overcrowding is now significant in parts of London and the likely influx 'of eastern European migrants' is going to turn the pressure up on housing even further." The Daily Star notes that ministers have pledged £4m to tackle the beds in sheds problem. It says that the cash is to be shared between 23 councils deemed to have an exceptional problem. Meanwhile, an editorial in the Daily Express argues that uncontrolled immigration has brought back slums to the nation’s cities"