Allocations Code: Draft Amendments

Although there appears to be a ministerial vacancy for housing policy (https://www.gov.uk/government/ministers/minister-of-state–11 h/t to Martin Partington and Jules Birch), quite a lot is happening. There are some interesting goings on about the allocation of social housing.  In a consultation paper (responses by 22nd November 2013 to allocationguidance@communities.gsi.gov.uk), Providing social housing for local people, DCLG are suggesting upping the […]

Homelessness post Localism Act – Statutory Guidance

The DCLG has released statutory guidance on: the changes that the Localism Act 2011 makes to the homelessness legislation. It also provides guidance on the Homelessness (Suitability of Accommodation) (England) Order 2012. This supplements parts of the Homelessness Code of Guidance for Local Authorities published in July 2006. The guidance can be found here. [Link updated […]

New Local Authority Allocation Guidance

DCLG has released the new Code of Guidance for Local Authority allocation of housing. There is a slightly unfinished page about it here and a press release here. The Code of Guidance itself is here [link to pdf]. We will come back to the Guidance in a proper post soon, but the stated principle is: […]

Draft Allocations Code of Guidance

DCLoG which, by all accounts, was cockahoop over Ahmad has issued a new draft Code of Guidance on allocations for consultation: Fair and Flexible.  This amends parts of the 2002 Code and the 2008 Code on CBL.  The new draft Code is obviously aimed at correcting the old Codes in the light of Ahmad, which it […]

Addendum to Homelessness CoG…

DCLoG have put out supplementary guidance to local authorities on intentional homelessness in the context of applicants who face homelessness following difficulties with mortgage commitments.  I suspect if you look hard enough, you’ll find it, but it’s not obvious on the DCLoG website (it wasn’t on the “what’s new” section, even though it came out […]