Friday, 28 October 2016

Government Backs Homelessness Reduction Bill

The government will support the Homelessness Reduction Bill, the communities secretary has announced. Sajid Javid has confirmed ministers will back the bill, which would impose duties on councils to prevent homelessness. Ministers had previously said they would consider options, including legislation, to prevent homelessness but until today had stopped short of supporting the bill. The bill, tabled by Conservative backbench MP Bob Blackman, has been supported by homelessness charities. It is made up of 12 measures. Read more on the CLG website.

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