We are very disappointed that the Government is undermining the key principle of the Bill, which is that it should be the responsibility of local councils, without any moral judgement, to house permanently all those unintentionally homeless and in priority need. The Housing Minister's statement on Monday shows only a keenness to hide the problem of homelessness by shuffling people around between houses on a yearly basis, ignoring the fundamental problem in British housing today, which (as you recognised in Tuesday's leading article) is the chronic shortage of affordable homes to rent.
Without affordable homes to move into, the Government is only recycling the homeless problem, with the same people likely to come back year after year.
MP for Newbury (Lib Dem)
MP for Christchurch (Lib Dem)
House of Commons