Homelessness Reduction Bill

Explanatory Notes

Financial implications of the Bill

53 All of the clauses in the Bill set duties on local housing authorities. A new burdens assessment will be published on www.gov.uk.

54 The duty to refer puts a duty on other public services to refer people who they come into contact with who they know to be homeless or at risk of being homeless to a local housing authority. This is likely to have a small implementation cost as protocols are delivered and the new duty is communicated to public service staff.

55 An impact assessment is being prepared for the whole Bill and will be available at http://services.parliament.uk/bills/2016-17/homelessnessreduction.html in due course. This covers the implications on local housing authorities which derive from this Bill.


Prepared 3rd February 2017