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Martin Pawley: housing collapse? what housing collapse?

Shelter has produced an odd report on housing. Called Risks, it predicts that the number of homeless will rise to 11 million by 2006 as a result of the repossession of the homes of the self-employed, part-time workers, temporary workers and the unemployed - a total of some 2.5 million persons, all of whom it defines as 'insecure' and therefore up to three times more likely to end up homeless than full-time employees. The last does not seem to be borne out by recent developments, but ...

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