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Ten councils join scheme that could help Home Office deport rough sleepers

Data supplied by councils could be used to help remove foreign nationals from UK – either voluntarily or forcibly

Ten English local authorities have signed up to a controversial Home Office service that could lead to the removal of some migrant rough sleepers from the UK, the Guardian has learned.

A freedom of information response from the Home Office obtained by the Public Interest Law Centre has revealed that at least 10 councils signed up to the Home Office’s Rough Sleepers Support Service between 15 September 2020 and 13 May 2021.

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