Ending rough sleeping for £110m vs. £500m for Blue Passport – are we morally bankrupt?

Franglish Politics

The government plans on spending £500m on “bringing back” blue passports. It seems many people are more concerned over the colour of their passport than the funding of their local schools, hospitals, and social care.

The Centre for Social Justice wrote a report (March 2016) in which they stated it would cost £110 million to end rough sleeping. “Rough sleeping costs the Government £1bn every year in health, drug rehabilitation and criminal justice spending. The plan to introduce Housing First in the UK would cost the Government £110 million a year, but would pay for itself within three years.” Despite the incentive of spending just over a 1/10 already spent on rough sleepers to potentially drastically decrease the £1bn bill the government pays on rough sleeping, there seems to be no plan to rehouse rough sleepers by the government.

In terms of the Blue Passport saga, the Tories seemed rather…

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