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We have finished consulting on plans to change the law, by regulation, so that former service personnel with urgent housing needs are always given 'additional preference' (i.e. high priority) for social housing, and that service personnel who move from base- to-base do not lose their qualification rights.
Following consultation, we intend to extend these provisions to bereaved spouses and civil partners of service personnel and to members of the Reserve Forces who have been seriously injured. We will bring the new regulations into force as soon as possible.
The new guidance and regulations are an important part of the Government's commitment to make the social housing system more flexible and responsive, to get the best out of our 4 million social homes, and to make the system fairer for all.