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star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Domestic Abuse: Homelessness more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will ensure that survivors of domestic abuse who become homeless as a result of that abuse are given priority for settled accommodation and are not subject to the vulnerability test. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 270235 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to reducing homelessness and rough sleeping and has now committed over £1.2 billion to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping over the spending review period.</p><p>The Homelessness Reduction Act, is the most ambitious reform to homelessness legislation in decades. It came into force in April 2018 and transforms the culture of homelessness service delivery. For the first time, local authorities, public services, and the third sector will work together to actively prevent homelessness for people at risk, irrespective of whether they are a family or single person, what has put them at risk, or if they have a local connection to the area.</p><p>Although our data is still experimental the indications are that people who do not have priority need are being assisted by local authorities to prevent or relieve their homelessness. During the first 3 quarters for which we have published data 189,760 households have had a duty to prevent or relieve homelessness accepted, and only 6,020 households have been issued with a 'non priority homeless' decision. Our data indicates that less than 10 per cent of all applicants are homeless due to Domestic Abuse, and local authorities will be more inclined to provide accommodation to victims of abuse than others where there are competing demands for accommodation that is available to single people. People who are found to have no priority need are still entitled to assistance to relieve their homelessness.</p><p>The Homelessness Reduction Act is still very new and we expect outcomes to improve as the new duties are better understood. It is also important to understand that local authorities are adjusting to new reporting requirements that affect data quality, which is why MHCLG published data is experimental.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T15:02:29.04Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T15:02:29.04Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Local Housing Allowance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans the Government has to restore local housing allowance rates to cover the cheapest third of local rents to improve affordability for residents in receipt of that allowance who seek to live in private accommodation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington remove filter
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 270236 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p>There are no plans to extend or maintain the Benefit Freeze after March 2020. Specific decisions on how to uprate the Local Housing Allowance from April 2020 will form part of the discussions in support of fiscal events later this year.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T10:47:16.797Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T10:47:16.797Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this