Britain’s homeless population has increased by a third since 2011, a year into the Conservative Party took over, a new study has found.
In 2016, 159,900 households with an estimated population of around a quarter of a million people (236,000) were experiencing a form of homelessness, according to an analysis by Heriot-Watt University commissioned by homeless charity Crisis.
The figure shows a 33-percent increase from the 119,000 households in 2011.
The report warned that considering the government’s lack of a plan to curb the issue, the current number was likely to keep climbing, with overall forecast to rise by more than a quarter (26.5 percent) to 202,200 by 2026.
The charity said it expected the figure to grow by a whopping 76 percent by 2041.
Additionally, around 9,100 people were sleeping rough in 2016, with the number expected to rise to 16,000 over the next decade.