- Government statistics show 2,714 people slept rough in England on any one night during 2014 - a 55 per cent rise on 2010
- 111,960 households applied to their local authority for homelessness assistance in 2013/14, a 26 per cent rise since 2009/10
Yet today the Conservatives say they will take family homes out of inheritance tax, effectively increasing the inheritance tax threshold to £1m.
Mr Cameron said: "You should be able to pass it (your home) onto your children. And with the Conservatives, the tax man will not get his hands on it."
He thinks we shouldn't collect taxes from the children of the most comfortable in Britain, even though it could help those without the most basic of human needs.
Is he right?