Localism Bill: briefing for 2nd Reading

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Date of publication
1 January 2011
Legislation, Housing and Homelessness
Social welfare
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The Localism Bill will result in wide ranging changes to housing and planning, which represent a fundamental shift in policy to a more localised system. A large number of these proposals are welcome yet Shelter has a number of key concerns regarding some proposed measures.The key concerns Shelter has identified in the Localism Bill are: undermining the legal duty towards homeless people and removing security in social housing. Shelter also makes suggestions on how the Bill could be improved.

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