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More than 4,000 members of the Armed Forces live in accommodation so poor that no rent is charged, shocking figures have revealed.
According to the Ministry of Defence's own data, 4,360 personnel live in accommodation in such a state of disrepair that it can't be graded.
The revelation has seen the Government face claims it is 'failing in their duty' to servicemen and servicewomen who are 'forced to live in discomfort'.
The MoD categorises non-family accommodation between four grades, depending on the standard of housing.
Just 21 per cent of those in Single Living Accommodation this year are in Grade 1, which is the highest rating given by the MoD.
This is the lowest proportion of personnel living in top-rated accommodation since 2018.
By contrast, nearly 39,000 personnel - 40 per cent of all those in Single Living Accommodation - have been living in the lowest-rated Grade 4 accommodation this year.
Yet the MoD data,