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Homelessness Code of Guidance for Local Authorities: Government response

23 February 2018

The Government has responded to the consultation on the Homelessness Code of Guidance for Local Authorities. The document summarises comments received and sets out the Government’s approach to revising the Homelessness Code of Guidance for Local Authorities in the light of the key themes that people raised in the consultation.

The Government is reviewing the statutory Homelessness Code of Guidance for Local Authorities (updated in 2006) and associated supplementary guidance. The Homelessness Code of Guidance provides direction on how local authorities should exercise their homelessness functions and apply the law in practice. It also applies to local housing and social services authorities, who are required to have regard to the guidance in exercising their functions in relation to homelessness.

The code of guidance will be in force from 3 April 2018, when the Homelessness Reduction Act comes into force.

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