Cardboard boxes and benches OK but a tent means JAIL. Britain 2015

The short list has been branded  an “inhumane” and “barbaric” task after a court in Manchester approved the injunction to Manchester City Council.

As well as cardboard boxes and tents, destitute people are permitted to shelter in the form of sleeping bags, blankets, benches, doorways, bus shelters and cardboard boxes.

It said hostels and overnight charity accommodation are available to homeless people – despite these are often full or unaffordable for those with no money.

And if a homeless person dares put up a tent or “other moveable temporary forms of accommodation” they could face up to two years in jail.

The list was produced for Manchester City Council in reaction to campaigners protesting against how the authorities are dealing with growing numbers of rough-sleepers in the city.

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