The Act sets out new duties on English local authorities with the aim of preventing homelessness.
The Homelessness Reduction Bill (the Bill) was introduced in the House of Commons on 29 June 2016. The legislation completed its passage through Parliament on 23 March 2017 and received Royal Assent on 27 April.
This guide aims to provide an introduction to the Act and summarises the positive changes secured by the LGA.
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