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COUNCILS PREPARE FOR RELAXATION OF HOMELESS RULES

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The government is considering making it easier for councils to fulfil their duty to house the homeless by allowing ...
The government is considering making it easier for councils to fulfil their duty to house the homeless by allowing them to place people permanently in accommodation now categorised as temporary, the Financial Times reports (p10).

The proposals, due to be published in the new year, would clear the way for homeless mothers to be housed in alternative accommodation such as hostels instead of council housing . The move would also provide stimulus to the private rental sector reports the paper, which Sir George Young, housing minister, referred to at October's Conservative conference.
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