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The Communities and Local Government Committee has today (18 August) published the final report from its wide ranging inquiry into homelessness in which it fully endorses the 'Homelessness Reduction B ill' - a private members bill proposed by Bob Blackman, Conservative MP and committee member, with the aim of tackling and preventing homelessness in England (see notes).
Press release: MPs urged to back change in law as homelessness rises by 9%
New government figures released today show that 14,780 households were accepted as homeless in the first three months of 2016 - a rise of 9% compared to the year before. The ending of a private tenancy remained the leading cause of homelessness, rising to 31% compared to 29% last year (41% in London).