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Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee (26 Feb 2018)

Communities and Local Government: Private rented sector. 4:00 pm; Other
Witnesses: Heather Wheeler MP, Minister for Housing and Homelessness, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government Becky Perks, Private Rented Sector Policy Lead, Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government Anne Frost, Deputy Director, Private Rented Sector Division, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee (26 Feb 2018)

Communities and Local Government: Draft Tenants' Fees Bill. 4:00 pm; Other
Witnesses: Heather Wheeler MP, Minister for Housing and Homelessness, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government Becky Perks, Private Rented Sector Policy Lead, Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government Anne Frost, Deputy Director, Private Rented Sector Division, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Domestic Violence (20 Feb 2018)

Heather Wheeler: The Department does not hold information on the number of people who have experienced domestic abuse in each of the last three years by region and constituency. However, we have commissioned an audit of domestic abuse services across England which will tell us, for the first time, exactly what every local authority in the country is commissioning for victims of domestic abuse. The audit will...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Supported Housing: Finance (20 Feb 2018)

Heather Wheeler: As I set out in the response to my Hon Friend to Question UIN 123225 on 22 January 2018, our proposals are not linked to an individual’s length of stay. Schemes meeting the short-term support housing definition will be funded, not the individual residents. Where an individual requires an extended stay, which may be the case if their needs are more complex, the funding the scheme has...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Supported Housing (20 Feb 2018)

Heather Wheeler: Our proposed definition of short-term supported housing is set out in paragraph 53 of the policy statement on Funding Supported Housing, published on 31 October 2017 (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/funding-for-supp orted-housing). It will be for local authorities to decide whether a scheme meets the definition of short-term supported housing, and is therefore eligible to be funded...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Social Rented Housing: Consultation Papers (20 Feb 2018)

Heather Wheeler: I refer the Hon Member to my response to Question UIN 125886 on 5 February 2018.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Domestic Violence: Victim Support Schemes (20 Feb 2018)

Heather Wheeler: My Department has made a public commitment to undertake a thorough review of funding for domestic abuse services, including refuge, so that we have the best possible evidence on which to make decisions about future, sustainable funding for these vital services. To inform our review we have commissioned an independent, external audit of local authority commissioned domestic abuse services,...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Domestic Violence: Victim Support Schemes (20 Feb 2018)

Heather Wheeler: We are working closely with the domestic abuse sector on both our review of domestic abuse services, including support and the audit which will inform it, drawing on their data, expertise and knowledge. We want to understand victims’ experiences and will be working with the domestic abuse sector to ensure these are reflected in our review.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Refuges: Domestic Violence (20 Feb 2018)

Heather Wheeler: We will be making the £20 million fund we secured at Spending Review 2015 available as early as possible in the 2018/19 financial year for domestic abuse services, including refuges. This new fund will be open to all local areas across England to bid for a share.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Refuges (20 Feb 2018)

Heather Wheeler: Local Authorities are responsible for making local spending decisions. In our Priorities for Domestic Abuse Services, published in 2016, we acknowledged the importance of a strategic approach evidenced by an assessment of local need. We were clear in the prospectus for our £20 million fund that bids from local authorities should create sustainable and long term approaches to supporting...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Sleeping Rough (20 Feb 2018)

Heather Wheeler: The Government has committed to halving rough sleeping by 2022 and eliminating it by 2027. In order to achieve this ambitious target the Chancellor, at Autumn Budget 2017, announced the establishment of the Rough Sleeping and Homelessness Reduction Taskforce. Arrangements for the inaugural meeting are currently being finalised.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Leasehold: Service Charges (20 Feb 2018)

Heather Wheeler: The Government is committed to promoting fairness and transparency for leaseholders and freeholders. On 21 December 2017, the Government set out a package of measures to tackle abuses and unfair practices in the leasehold market. This includes bringing forward legislation as soon as Parliamentary time allows to ensure that freeholders who pay charges for the maintenance of communal areas and...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Opportunity and Integration Review (20 Feb 2018)

Heather Wheeler: My officials met representatives from the Scout Association, Girlguiding and the Youth United Foundation, which brings together 11 leading uniformed youth groups, on 10 January 2018, to discuss social mixing and building integrated communities. Officials look forward to continuing discussions with the Youth United network on the Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper, which I will...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Social Rented Housing: Domestic Violence (8 Feb 2018)

Heather Wheeler: The consultation sought views on proposals for new statutory guidance for local authorities to improve access to social housing by victims of domestic abuse in refuges. The consultation closed on 5 January 2018. We received nearly 200 responses which are currently being analysed. We will be issuing the final guidance in the Spring.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Holocaust Memorial Day (7 Feb 2018)

Heather Wheeler: In 2018, more departments than ever before held events to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day. These include:Department for Business, Energy & Industrial StrategyCabinet OfficeMinistry of DefenceDepartment for Digital, Culture, Media and SportDepartment for EducationDepartment for Environment, Food and Rural AffairsDepartment for Exiting the European UnionForeign and Commonwealth...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Sleeping Rough (6 Feb 2018)

Heather Wheeler: We have committed to halving rough sleeping by 2022 and eliminating it altogether by 2027. The Rough Sleeping and Homelessness Reduction Taskforce will design and drive forward the implementation of a cross-Government strategy to achieve this. This will include a timeline and action plan for meeting this commitment.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing (6 Feb 2018)

Heather Wheeler: The Government is committed to promoting fairness and transparency for leaseholders and freeholders and on 21 December 2017 set out a range of measures to tackle abuses and unfair practices in the leasehold market. This includes introducing legislation to prohibit the development of new build leasehold houses, other than in exceptional circumstances; restricting ground rents in newly...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Tenancy Deposit Schemes (6 Feb 2018)

Heather Wheeler: A tenant is able to apply to County court if they believe that their landlord has not complied with the legislation in protecting their deposit appropriately. Details about court proceedings and their outcomes is the responsibility of the Ministry of Justice.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Ground Rent (5 Feb 2018)

Heather Wheeler: The Government recognises the challenges faced by existing leaseholders with onerous ground rents. We are currently considering how we can support existing leaseholders. A number of developers have introduced schemes to compensate individuals but we want to see this support extended to all those with onerous ground rents, including second hand buyers, and for customers to be proactively...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Sleeping Rough (5 Feb 2018)

Heather Wheeler: We know that rough sleeping is damaging for individuals, and can be costly to public services. It is for this reason the Government has committed to halving rough sleeping by 2022 and eliminating it altogether by 2027. The Rough Sleeping and Homelessness Reduction Taskforce will design and drive forward the implementation of a cross-Government strategy to achieve this.


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