Communities and Local Government Committee

Homelessness Reduction Act inquiry

Inquiry status: open

Evidence session announced. Watch Parliament TV: Homelessness Reduction Act

Scope of the inquiry

The Communities and Local Government Committee holds a one off session to examine the guidance issued to local authorities ahead of the Homelessness Reduction Act coming in to force in April.

The Committee will question the Local Government Minister along with representatives from local authorities and homelessness charities Crisis and Shelter.

The Government consultation on the draft Homelessness Code of Guidance for Local Authorities runs until 11 December and includes guidance to councils on a wide range of issues including the duty to refer those at risk of losing their home to housing authorities, an applicant's right to review of a housing authority decision and notices to applicants who deliberately refuse to cooperate.

Terms of reference: Homelessness Reduction Act inquiry

Latest evidence

  • 27 Nov 2017 - Homelessness Reduction Act - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF292 KB) HC 554 | Published 04 Dec 2017

    Evidence given by Matt Downie, Director, Policy and External Affairs, Crisis, and Deborah Garvie, Policy Manager, Shelter; Councillor Rachel Eburne, Deputy Chair, LGA Environment, Economy, Housing and Transport Board, and Mid-Suffolk District Councillor, Local Government Association, and Sir Steve Bullock, Mayor of Lewisham, and Executive Member for Housing, London Councils (at 4.30pm); Marcus Jones MP, Minister for Local Government, Department for Communities and Local Government (at 5.00pm).

    Watch this evidence session

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