In Ealing, West London it has been discovered by Migrationwatch that 45% of social housing is occupied by unemployed foreigners.
Thousands of vacant properties in social housing are being allocated to people who have not yet paid anything into the system. Campaigners are now demanding that British citizens should be getting first choice as the waiting lists soar due to a shortage of affordable homes.
The Migrationwatch survey also found that approximately 43% of claimants for housing benefit in Haringey are immigrants and 20% in Wandsworth.
Millions of Brits are on the housing waiting lists with 350,000 of them in London. Many of the councils admit that they have no idea how many of their properties are allocated to foreign nationals.
Frank Field a labour m.p. said “For years we have been told British people on the waiting lists are getting a fair deal. Yet nobody has any idea how many new lettings are going to foreign nationals and how many to British citizens. This scandal must stop.”
The current government has said there will be an enquiry into this problem, and that they want to address the “unfair” system.
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