The Leader Podcast: Councils face ‘unprecedented rise’ in London’s rough sleepers

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  • October 30, 2020
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ouncils and charities today warned they could be facing an “unprecedented rise” in rough sleeping numbers over the winter as furlough ends and town halls struggle with funding. 

Councils, who housed thousands of people during the first wave, are now struggling with funding. The Evening Standard’s local democracy reporter Rachael Burford says they’re anticipating £97 million in spending to help manage homelessness.  

And, President Donald Trump and his democratic challenger Joe Biden are in their final days of the 2020 election campaign. The candidates are set to barnstorm across America’s heartland as they race towards the White House. 

The Economist senior editor Anne McElvoy tells us how Mr Biden’s lead in the polls is impacting Mr Trump’s campaign and whether the President could be the first big political casualty of the pandemic.

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