Lack of schools and homes threatens Syrian refugee UK resettlement

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Local authorities are struggling to meet pledges putting target of 20,000 refugees by 2020 at risk, says audit office

The future of the programme to resettle 20,000 Syrian refugees in Britain could be put at risk by a lack of 10,600 school places and nearly 5,000 suitable homes by 2020, Whitehall’s spending watchdog has warned.

The National Audit Office said that the Home Office has enough indicative pledges from 118 local authorities to meet the 20,000 target but that it was essential the pledges materialise into firm offers of support.

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