Homelessness Reduction Bill | House of Commons Public Bill Committee

Councils want to end homelessness and are already doing everything they can within existing resources to prevent and tackle it, but there is no silver bullet and councils alone cannot tackle rising homelessness.


Key messages

  • Councils want to end homelessness and are already doing everything they can within existing resources to prevent and tackle it, but there is no silver bullet and councils alone cannot tackle rising homelessness.
  • It is crucial that councils are fully funded for delivering all aspects of the Bill into the future, to ensure the legislation to achieve its objectives.
  • The Homelessness Reduction Bill is in far more workable than the original draft following productive engagement of councils and the LGA by Bob Blackman MP and the Bill's supporters in its development. The LGA supports the intent of many of the amendments proposed by MPs, which seek to ensure the legislation is workable and delivers on our collective ambitions to better prevent and resolve homelessness. In doing so we are not seeking to obstruct the passage of the Bill through Parliament.