The draft Homelessness Reduction Bill Contents


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction

2 The draft Homelessness Reduction Bill

Clause 1: Definition of homelessness and threatened homelessness

Clause 2: Duty of local housing authority to provide advice

Clause 3: Mandatory code of practice

Clause 4: Homelessness reduction duties

Duty to assess

Duty to help prevent an applicant from becoming homeless

Duty to help secure accommodation for homeless applicant

Clause 8: Becoming homeless intentionally

Clause 9: Somewhere safe to stay

Clause 12: Definition of local connection

Clause 14: Reviews of decisions

Clause 16: Accommodation suitability

Clause 17: Co-operation between authorities and others

3 The Bill’s impact on homelessness and implications of the Bill

The wider causes of homelessness and the limits of prevention duties

Implementation of the Bill

The financial implications of the draft Bill

4 Pre-legislative scrutiny by Select Committees

Conclusions and recommendations

Appendix: The draft Homelessness Reduction Bill

Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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13 October 2016