Eviction of travellers
Amidst the UK’s housing crisis there is also a shortage of authorised sites for travellers to set up on. This shortage of authorised sites has led to a dramatic increase in the numbers of travellers setting up on unauthorised encampments such as car parks and playing fields. Government statistics show that there has been a 17% rise in the number of caravans on unauthorised plots and land not owned by travellers from 2016-2017. While there was only a 2% increase in socially rented plots between 2010 and 2017.