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Concerns remain over potential surge in homelessness, as eviction ban extended

MAJOR concerns remain over an anticipated rise in homelessness, despite the Government extending its ban on evictions at the eleventh hour.

Fears have been raised that 250,000 people across the country could soon be at increased risk of eviction, according to homelessness charity Shelter.

Barrow mayor and council spokesperson for housing, Kevin Hamilton, has said that, once the ban is lifted in four weeks’ time, the impact across the borough could be ‘massive’.

But the borough council has confirmed that emergency planning and preparations are being developed in order to mitigate the effects of the ban’s lifting across the district.

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