Homelessness: Temporary Accommodation

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 11th July 2018.

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Photo of John Healey John Healey Shadow Secretary of State for Housing

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 4 July to Question 158161, if he will set out the ways in which new headline figures showing the number of homeless acceptances will be not be comparable with existing statistics published by his Department.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

Holding answer received on 09 July 2018

The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 has changed the point at which a local authority must accept a duty to an applicant, and the duties that are owed. We will continue to report on applications on which the 'main' homelessness duty is accepted, which will be equivalent and comparable to the data on acceptances reported until now. In addition we will be able to report where local authorities have accepted a duty to prevent homelessness and to relieve homelessness, which are new duties owed to people irrespective of priority need or intentional homelessness.

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