Joe - Once again you've misread the report. It's not the period of August 2008-2010, rather occupancy rates in August 2008, August 2009 and August 2010 that are being compared. Again, the figures for the winter months are massively lower meaning the average 40-60% occupancy rates over the course of a year is a perfectly reasonable estimate.
Quite why you seem to think the Hastings B&B market should differ so wildly from the rest of the UK is beyond me, although I suspect it's because it doesn't fit with your viewpoint. You seem to use statistics like a drunk uses a lamppost - for support rather than illumination. Perhaps unsurprisingly nobody seems to have taken the time to conduct in depth analysis of the Hastings B&B market, that being the case reference to a UK wide survey seems reasonable.
I am well aquainted with cheap hotels, brief negotiations with hotel owners has always secured me a room for around the £30 mark in a number of places such as Reading (a fair comparable to somewhere like Luton) and Newquay (a reasonably desireable holiday town). But hey, why let facts get in the way of a left wing rant.
I fail to see how you can cling to the belief that it's always going to be cheaper to accommodate people in a flat in expensive areas of London rather than a B&B property in Hastings
Once again I'm not suggesting all London's social housing problems could be solved by shipping people to B&Bs in Hastings, but that doesn't give you free reign to fabricate figures and dismiss out of hand an option that may work in some instances.
Your consistent misrepresentation and lack of understanding of what is a fairly simple piece of research means you leave me (and hopefully anyone else with a interest in accuracy) no choice but to ignore all "facts" you quote unless specificially referenced.