More than half a billion pounds has been spent by London’s boroughs on emergency housing since the general election, new figures have revealed.

Local authorities have spent more than £630 million since 2010 on placing people in temporary accommodation, such as hotels and B&Bs, after they presented themselves as being homeless.

Haringey Council racked up the biggest bill with a spend of £197m, followed by Westminster with £111m and then Enfield with £59m.

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