by Judge Red, Dave Renton
In every city in Britain, this Christmas will see more people sleeping rough than at any time since the 1980s. Officially, street homelessness is increasing by just under 10 percent. That figure is almost certainly an underestimate.
This November in a speech to the business federation, the CBI, David Cameron announced plans to cut the number of Judicial Reviews (JRs). The government hates judicial reviews because it provides a legal means to challenge government when it gets things wrong.
A number of JRs are complaints brought by homeless people seeking emergency housing. Under the Housing Act 1996, homeless adults are entitled to temporary housing as a right.