Reply To: Supported Accommodation government review – when?


Leonard….all this seems to do is allow Councils to inspect supported exempt and pay for it out of their own funds!

A bit like that private members bill that allows tenants to sue their landlords in certain conditions. I dont think anyone does.

I am sure these will be useful new powers for Councils in some respects but will it affect HB? I could see it might…for instance where there was a dispute about whether provision was de minimus or whether the accommodation is exempt. It is rather piling on more expectation on LA’s and does not amend the HB legislation in any way I can see.

So I am not sure it helps that much but taking on the exempt fraudsters is going to be easier. The danger then is that the LA will then be responsible for anyone in such schemes who becomes homeless.

Please feel free to disagree!