Briefing: Homelessness in England

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
July 17, 2017
Neil Merrick LGiU associate
Issues Covered
  • extent of homelessness
  • new duties
  • numbers in temporary housing
Housing and Planning
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Homelessness has been increasing for most of this decade. This briefing looks at the latest quarterly statistics that show an increase in the number of families housed in temporary accommodation, including bed and breakfast. It also outlines new duties and responsibilities due from next year under the Homelessness Reduction Act.

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