PCS: Homelessness increase exposes government’s dishonesty

Mark Serwotka, Public and Commercial Services union general secretary, accuses ministers of misleading the public over the welfare cap and its potential to increase homelessness:

"Last week the government's true agenda was rumbled, with ministers exposed for making misleading statements about the viability of public sector pensions. Now we learn that, despite repeatedly denying it, the government does believe its ideologically-driven welfare cap could increase homelessness.

"It appears ministers cannot be trusted to be honest with the public and the question is how many more of their policies are being shrouded in dishonesty, half-truths and spin?"