Results 1–20 of 153 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Nigel Adams

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing First: West Midlands (25 Jul 2018)

Nigel Adams: The £28 million Housing First pilots will support around 1000 individuals over three years in the West Midlands, Greater Manchester, and the Liverpool City Region. The first people to be helped will move into their homes from the Autumn. We will ensure that the pilots help those in the greatest need.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Tenants: Evictions (24 Jul 2018)

Nigel Adams: The Homelessness Reduction Act, which came into force on April 3 2018, requires housing authorities to work with those threatened with homelessness within 56 days to try and prevent them becoming homeless. This includes someone subject to a valid Section 21 notice for eviction. The Act also requires housing authorities to take into account the specific needs of people suffering from mental...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Licensed Premises: Travellers (23 Jul 2018)

Nigel Adams: This Government is clear that all forms of unlawful discrimination are unacceptable and will not be tolerated. The UK has a strong legal framework, and effective remedies, for the protection of human rights and for combating discrimination, complemented by the UK ratification and implementation of international human rights instruments. Romany Gypsies, Irish Travellers and Scottish...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Supported Housing: Finance (23 Jul 2018)

Nigel Adams: The Government values the vital role that supported housing plays in the lives of many vulnerable people. We know how important short-term supported accommodation, in particular, is to vulnerable people when they have faced a crisis in their lives. We are committed to protecting this provision. We will be providing a response to the October 2017 consultations and confirming the details of the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Sleeping Rough: Finance (23 Jul 2018)

Nigel Adams: Funding for the Rough Sleeping Grant Programme was allocated through a competitive bidding process. The final funding allocations across the two years of the programme were announced on 21 December 2016 and can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/homelessness-prev ention-programme.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Private Rented Housing: Northern Ireland (19 Jul 2018)

Nigel Adams: We do not have any plans at present to bring forward legislative changes to the Equality Act. The Government appreciates the problems that housing benefit claimants can sometimes face in finding accommodation in the private rented sector. We strongly encourage landlords and agents to look at all potential and existing tenants claiming housing benefit on an individual basis and published a new...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness (19 Jul 2018)

Nigel Adams: The Rough Sleeping Strategy is due to be published shortly, and will include a range of measures to support people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Further to this, the Government is developing a new cross-government alcohol strategy which will set out targeted action to prevent and reduce harmful drinking, support vulnerable people affected by others’ alcohol misuse...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness: Domestic Violence (17 Jul 2018)

Nigel Adams: The Department does not hold information on the number of victims of domestic abuse who have slept rough and experienced homelessness in each of the last five years. However, we know that in 2017/18, 1,330 households were accepted as homeless with the primary reason of acceptance being that they were vulnerable as a result of having fled their home because of domestic violence or the threat...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Domestic Violence: Refuges (16 Jul 2018)

Nigel Adams: The Government does hold the data requested. Domestic abuse is a life-shattering and abhorrent crime that nobody should have to suffer. The Government is committed to protecting victims of domestic abuse, and since 2015 we have provided almost £889,000 to Women’s Aid for two key projects, Routes to Support and No Woman Turned Away. Routes to Support (formerly UK Refuges online) is...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction Methods (10 Jul 2018)

Nigel Adams: The Department is considering its research plans on matters covered by building regulations, in the light of the recommendations of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety by Dame Judith Hackitt.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Temporary Accommodation: Children (9 Jul 2018)

Nigel Adams: Temporary accommodation provides an important safety net and means that no one has to be without a roof over their heads. We brought the Homelessness Reduction Act into force in April 2018. This is the biggest and most ambitious change to homelessness legislation in decades, focusing on preventing homelessness in the first place, and ensuring more people are getting the help they need. We...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Management (9 Jul 2018)

Nigel Adams: The Government is committed to promoting fairness and transparency for leaseholders and freeholders and ensuring that consumers are protected from abuse and poor service. On 1 April, we published the response to our call for evidence on protecting consumers in the letting and managing agent market. Proposals include establishing a Working Group to consider how fees such as service charges...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Letting Agents: Fees and Charges (9 Jul 2018)

Nigel Adams: The Tenant Fees Bill is not about driving letting agents out of business. Letting agents should be reimbursed for the valuable services they provide but this must be by landlords rather than tenants. It is only fair that the party who contracts the service should pay for the service. We do not expect the full level of tenant fees that are charged currently by letting agents to be passed on to...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Letting Agents: Fees and Charges (9 Jul 2018)

Nigel Adams: The Government does not agree that a cap on fees would be effective as tenants would continue to have very limited ability to negotiate the level of fees. A ban ensures that the party that contacts the service pays for the service, which is an indicator of a fair market. A ban is also easier for tenants to understand and enforce.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Temporary Accommodation: North West (9 Jul 2018)

Nigel Adams: Temporary accommodation ensures that no child or household are left without a roof over their head and are getting the help they need. MHCLG publishes regular statistics on temporary accommodation, rough sleeping, statutory homelessness and homelessness prevention and relief in England. These are published at a local authority level. The latest statistics can be found at:...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Council Housing (3 Jul 2018)

Nigel Adams: Since 2012 the Department publishes has published the number of households in reasonable preference categories in the Local Authority Housing Statistics (LAHS) return https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/local-authority-ho using-data Section C. 2018 figures will not be published until January 2019.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Controlling Migration Fund (3 Jul 2018)

Nigel Adams: The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) made £100 million of funding available to help English local authorities alleviate pressures on local services, as a result of migration into their areas. This funding was identified from MHCLG budgets at Autumn Statement 2015. It is only available to English local authorities. As you know, MHCLG has no remit to finance...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Temporary Accommodation (3 Jul 2018)

Nigel Adams: Time spent in temporary accommodation means people are getting help and itbensures no family is without a roof over their head. We have clearly set out in legislation in what circumstances it is necessary to provide temporary accommodation. It is our expectation that local authorities adhere to this and provide people with temporary accommodation where appropriate having fully considered...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Refuges: Females (2 Jul 2018)

Nigel Adams: Domestic abuse is a life-shattering and absolutely abhorrent crime. Refuges play a valuable role, and for some victims, they will be the best option for them. My Department does not hold information on the number of refuges for BAME women that have closed within the last twelve months. We expect local areas to assess their need of services and support for victims of domestic abuse and to...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness (2 Jul 2018)

Nigel Adams: This Government remains clear that one person without a home is one too many, and we are committed to preventing and reducing homelessness and Rough Sleeping. To achieve this, we have taken a number of important actions, including implementing the most ambitious legislative reform in decades The Homelessness Reduction Act came into force in April 2018. We have established the Rough Sleeping...


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