Category Archives: homelessness

Housing difficulties on Croydon’s young people mount

A young person aged 18-24 needs a deposit of £30,000 and an annual income of £42,000 (assuming a mortgage agreed of 4 times income) to buy a one bedroom flat in Croydon, based on the current entry level price of … Continue reading

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Welfare cuts lose Croydon residents over £27.4m

The welfare cuts since 2013 have lost Croydon Council and over 16,000 residents £8m. And worse is to come £19.4m+.  This will be a big negative impact on the local economy and its small businesses. This is highlighted in what … Continue reading

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Croydon Events & News at 18 October

Council Question Times at Scrutiny Committee The Scrutiny Committee considers presentations by Cabinet members, asks questions and gives an opportunity to members of the public to ask questions. If you have a question, please email it in advance of the meeting … Continue reading

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