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Welfare Reform on the Web (September 2005): Homelessness - UK

Disorder in court

S. Povey

Roof, July/Aug.2005, p.33

Article discusses question of whether a local authority which has discharged its duties on one homelessness application and then receives a second application from the same applicant, is bound to go through the whole statutory process again?. How should an authority go about distinguishing a repetitious claim from a fresh application? The courts are unclear about how an authority should go about establishing whether the facts of the case have changed between applications.

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